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Coyotes Earn Credibility With Performance, Hope Deep Playoff Run Will Help Bottom Line
Published May 24, 2012
TIME TO BUILD ON PLAYOFF SUCCESS: In Phoenix, Dan Bickley wrote the Coyotes' playoff run "was exactly the jolt of credibility this team and market needed." Relocation rumors "won't die," and "hurdles remain," but the Coyotes "have the core elements needed for sustained success." The team "earned much civic credibility in this postseason." Bickley: "Remember how the 2011 Diamondbacks captured our fancy by fighting back from the brink of elimination, finally succumbing in extra innings of Game 5? The Coyotes did the same thing in 2012" (ARIZONA REPUBLIC, 5/23).