This is the first trade deadline for Arizona Coyotes general manager John Chayka and it hasn’t exactly been the most fun. After dealing Michael Stone to the Calgary Flames earlier in the week, the 27-year-old GM sent Martin Hanzal and Ryan White to the Minnesota Wild on Sunday.
“Today has not been an easy day,” Chayka said candidly on a conference call with reporters. “It’s kind of miserable, to be honest. And right now I’m just trying to make the best of a bad situation.”
The bad situation is the Coyotes sitting at 29th, and according to Chayka, he has no choice but to continue to prep for the future. That vision continued with the Hanzal and White trade.
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