What is the ranking of Coyotes among NHL’s most aggressive teams?

Where Coyotes Rank Among NHL’s Most Aggressive Teams
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In the 2022-23 season, Arizona stood out among NHL teams for their dedication to aggressive forechecking and embracing the gritty mentality of hockey.

The Coyotes were the fifth most aggressive team in the NHL, recording the sixth highest number of hits (2,095) and fights (30) among all 32 teams in the league by the end of the year.

Despite this, the Coyotes did not see any benefits in their on-ice performance or their position at Arizona online sportsbooks, as they finished second-to-last in the Western Conference with only 70 points.

Yengols.com utilized information from MoneyPuck.com to monitor the amount of hits made by every NHL team and data from HockeyFights.com to monitor the number of fights by each NHL team throughout the 2022-23 regular season to identify the most aggressive teams.

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Top Aggressive NHL Teams of the 2022-23 Season

Rank NHL Team Hits Rank Fights Rank
1Ottawa Senators2nd (2,290)T-2nd (36)
2Philadelphia Flyers4th (2,223)T-2nd (36)
3Tampa Bay Lightning7th (2,026)1st (37)
4Nashville Predators 3rd (2,242)T-7th (29)
5Arizona Coyotes 6th (2,095)6th (30)
6Vancouver Canucks8th (2,024)5th (34)
T7 New York Rangers11th (1,978)10th (26)
T7Washington Capitals9th (2,015)12th (24)
9Boston Bruins14th (1,925)9th (28)
10 New York Islanders5th (2,139)T-19th (17)

Arizona sports betting apps have Colorado listed as the favorite to win the Stanley Cup with +800 odds.

Coyotes demonstrate that being aggressive does not always equate to being good.

Despite their aggressive play, the Coyotes had a disappointing season with a record of 28-40-14 and missed the playoffs for the third year in a row.

The Coyotes’ last playoff appearance in a full 82-game season was in 2012. They managed to defeat the Blackhawks and Predators in the Western Conference playoffs before falling to the Kings in the Western Conference Finals.

Andre Tourigny’s team continues to grapple with channeling their aggressive play into successful results, as Arizona missed the playoffs once again last season.

During the 2022-23 season, the Coyotes finished at the bottom of the top 10 most aggressive teams in the NHL, earning only 70 points. They were behind the Flyers, who had 75 points, and the Capitals, who had 80 points, in the overall league standings.

In contrast, the Bruins clinched the President’s Cup by earning the most regular season points (135) in the league, whereas the Rangers also exceeded 100 points this season, finishing with a total of 107 points.

There is doubt surrounding Arizona’s ability to translate their on-ice aggression into success this season. BetMGM Sportsbook Arizona has low expectations, with the Coyotes holding one of the five worst Stanley Cup odds at +15000.



Peterson Christopher

Peterson Christopher has been reporting on sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years and currently serves as the main writer at yengols.com. He has also held positions at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News, showcasing his wealth of experience in the field.

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