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Coyotes on right financial track with new owners

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 23, 2014 at 2:44 pm •  Published: April 23, 2014
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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Anthony LeBlanc lived out a dream by becoming the owner of the Phoenix Coyotes.

All that was missing was a trip to the playoffs.

LeBlanc and the rest of IceArizona purchased the team from the NHL last summer and, despite short preparation time, met most of their financial goals in their first season as owners, including a franchise record for ticket revenue.

On the ice, Phoenix came up just short, missing the playoffs by two points thanks to a seven-game losing streak late in the season.

LeBlanc said he expects some changes on the roster, but doesn't believe there needs to be an overhaul since the Coyotes were so close and had injuries to key players, including captain Shane Doan and goalie Mike Smith.