Now this is not to say that the whole team is going to turn the corner tomorrow, work themselves back into the playoff picture and be ready compete. But one of the pieces needed to come into focus for that to happen is finally developing.
DeAngelo was called up from Tucson during an injury spell and has played like he never wants to go back, laying down 4 points over only 6 games.
DeAngelo, it seems, may be one of the missing pieces the Coyotes have been looking for, which is a complementary puck-moving defenseman to OEL. Moreover, rookie and budding star Jakob Chychrun has been amazing and, when paired up with Luke Schenn, makes himself useful in every phase of the game.