Jakob Chychrun, LHD, Arizona Coyotes
The Arizona Coyotes is not the team that many people want to play for. Having all the stadium issues that they have, the low-end talent, there just isn’t a lot of people who view the Coyotes as a team worth going to. According to reports from last season, Jakob Chychrun could be one of those players.
Chychrun has been a top notch defenseman since coming into the league, but he has had to deal with injuries which have limited his growth as a player. Additionally, as I said above, I’m sure it’s hard for him to play with a team like the Coyotes.
When you are on a good team and the expectation is to win games, then you will always play harder to win said games. But, then you have the counter-effect. When you’re on a bad team, then the expectation is going to be not to get crushed every game. That’s why you see some players thrive after leaving certain teams. In this case, I think Jakob Chychrun will be one of those guys.
Now, I know the Red Wings just signed Ben Chiarot and Olli Maatta, but they still have a lot of assets that they have to figure out what to do with. I feel that these off-season signings are leading into the idea that they will target a big name and look to bring in a superstar to really round out the roster.