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Coyotes Are in A Great Position + We Enter the Top Ten

June 30, 2020, 12:14 PM ET [17 Comments]
James Tanner
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The Coyotes are in a great position.

They can beat the Predators and make the Playoffs for the first time in a decade, or they can lose to the Predators and get a one-in-eight chance at a generational player in Alexis Lafreniere.

Lafreniere is a left winger out of the Quebec League who figures to be a franchise player, something the Coyotes have long been unable to land.

Were the Coyotes to win the pick - and the team with Taylor Hall on it usually does - then they would likely re-sign Hall and be instant contenders.

Oh the fun we will have!

Today we also resume our countdown of the 50 best Coyotes of all-time.

The 50 Best Coyotes of All-Time

When last we left off, we named Mike Smith the 11th best Coyotes player of all-time.

Today, coming in at #10.....

Clayton Keller

Maybe you are sitting there thinking that this is way too high for Keller, whose career only started, but if that is the case, then I bet you will be shocked to learn that Keller is already 14th on the all-time Coyotes scoring leaderboard.

He'd be 12th right now if the last of the season got played.

He's also played the 37th most games in franchise history.

Keller has had a so-so start to his career, and despite being crazy talented, he hasn't yet found a way to fully live up to his potential, which is massive.

This year, he was worth just under 1 WAR (@jfresh player cards) and was overall more effective than 47% of the league, but he's got to be better.

The 5v5 offense was middle of the back, the defensive was bad. He ended up being worth maybe half his salary.

So far Keller is nothing but an OK second liner, but he's 22 and he's got the potential to be a very good first line winger.

So based on a combination of performance and potential, he is the Coyotes 10th best player of all-time.

Top 50 Films of All-Time

50: Limitless
49: Oh Brother Where Art Though?
48: Role Models
47: the Rock
46: Mission Impossible Franchise
45: Nicholas Cage Man Tetrology
43: The Art of Self Defense
42:Walk Hard
41: The Winter Soldier
39: The 6th Day
38: Groundhog Day
37. The Batman Trilogy - Christopher Nolan
36: Jackie Brown
35: Gremlins
34: Who Framed Roger Rabbit
33: Speed
32: Adventure Land
31: Eyes Wide Shut
30: Semi Pro
29. Endgame/Ragnorak Trilogy
28. Baby Driver
27: Next
26: Keanu
25:Annie Hall
24: Catch Me If You Can
23: Serpico
22: Pop Star: Never Stop Stopping
21: Passenger 57
20: The John Hughes Trilogy
19: MacGruber
18: Source Code
17 Live. Die. Repeat
16. The Lethal Weapon Franchise
15: Paycheck
14: The Fugitive
13: The Prestige
12: Enemy of the State
11: Con Air

Today we enter the top ten with High Fidelity.

Big surprise. If you've read this column even once, you coulda guessed.

So it's back-to-back John Cusack Films, and I didn't check so I hope that's still cool (joking, who cares?).

This movie has everything: a good soundtrack, a decent story line, Jack Black, a guy who may or may not be the Dean from Community.

And guess what? Yeah baby, the book is even better! Who predicted I'd say that? (Oh, everyone?).

Either way, if you want a good soundtrack to stalk your ex-girlfriends with, this is the one.

You got Belle and Sebastion, the Beta Band.......I can't tell you how many cool bands I learned about from this movie, which I've seen about 489 times.....it came out back before you could just get any music you wanted instantly, so that was a big deal.

This is a ten star movie, but only if you own vinyl and a jean jacket. If you don't consider K.C and the Sunshine Band an important artist in the history of music, this may not be for you.
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