No one can deny the skill and domination by Wayne Gretzky on the ice, but behind the bench as head coach in Phoenix he was a bit of a joke. His hair began to make him look more like Ellen DeGeneres and he was always playing the crybaby on calls. Additionally, he was supposed to be the savior of the Coyotes, the Great One leading his team to a championship, yet the Coyotes slipped deeper into the standings and bankruptcy. Yet, a sun run may be rising in the desert with head coach Dave Tippet. After being let go by the Stars, Tippet was one of the best coaches available and Phoenix immediately snatched him up. And with a start like the Coyotes are having this season, it's no wonder. In 2005, Gretzky became coach of the Coyotes and during his stretch behind the bench, the Coyotes were usuall ...
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