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Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork. [url=]Tomas Fleischmann Jersey[/url] .com) - The future of professional hockey in Arizona has always seemed bleak, but the present isnt looking so great either. A change in name from the Phoenix Coyotes to the Arizona Coyotes has done little to spark a franchise that in recent years was able to perform admirably on the ice even when the financial future of the club was far from stable. Currently, the Coyotes are sitting 28th in the overall league standings and they hold the same spot in terms of attendance. At least theyre finally consistent. With a 10-16-3 record through 29 games, Arizona needs to get on track quickly if it wants to avoid missing the playoffs for a third straight season. However, if the Coyotes fail to pick up the pace they are on track to post the franchises lowest point total in a full season since moving from Winnipeg to the desert following the 1995-96 season. None of this should be all that shocking, considering the Coyotes have been operating on a shoestring budget for years now. The club is 27th in the league in payroll and is over $47 million under the salary cap ceiling. General manager Don Maloney and head coach Dave Tippett have previously shown the ability to get the most out of a bad situation, but the formula clearly isnt working in 2014-15. The Coyotes were hardly impressive to start the season, but they seemed in decent shape back in early November while sporting a 6-6-1 record out of the gates. However, the club has gone 4-10-2 since then and has failed to pick up a single home win during that stretch, going 0-6-2 in front of sparse crowds at Gila River Arena to post the longest home skid in franchise history. On top of it all, reports out of the NHL Board of Governors meeting earlier this week in Boca Raton, Florida suggest the deal to sell the franchise to Andrew Barroway may be falling apart. Keeping the Coyotes in Arizona for the long-term seemed like a bad bet when the team was performing well on the ice and the clubs recent poor play is unlikely to push things in a positive direction. While making the playoffs for three straight seasons from 2010-12 -- Tippetts first three seasons as the Coyotes head coach -- the low-scoring club succeeded thanks to strong defense and goaltending. This season, the offense, defense and goaltending are all struggling at the same time, and it seems there is no easy fix for Arizona. The Coyotes are scoring just 2.24 goals per game this season while sporting a team goals against average of 3.24 as franchise goaltender Mike Smith continues to struggle less than two seasons into a lucrative six-year contract. Obviously, that is not a recipe for success. Were frustrated and disappointed, Tippett said after a 5-1 home loss to Nashville on Thursday. There are a lot of guys in that dressing room who care and want to do better. Were not getting the results we want, so the frustration continues to build. But until we turn that frustration into mental resolve to get the job done, it will continue to pile up. Of course, the clubs financial uncertainty is not helping. As Barroways ownership bid sits in limbo while awaiting league approval, the Coyotes are in a holding pattern of sorts when it comes to making deals to improve or shore up their current roster. It does sort of, I dont want to say halt the process, but slow down the process in regards to anybody we might want to talk contractually going forward, Maloney admitted earlier this week to the Arizona Republic. Despite there dire situation, there are few NHL fans who feel sorry for the Coyotes. Commissioner Gary Bettmans quest to prove a hockey team can survive in the Phoenix area has been an unpopular one, especially in places like Quebec City who are champing at the bit for another chance to support an NHL franchise. If the Coyotes continue to add on-ice woes to their fiscal problems, it may not be long until Quebec City, or another locale better suited for an NHL franchise, will swoop in and rescue the franchise. It happened for Winnipeg when the Atlanta Thrashers proved to be a failure, and history could repeat itself in Arizona. Blaming the coach doesnt seem to be an option for the Coyotes either, as Tippett signed a five-year extension following the 2012-13 season. Its hard to argue he didnt earn that deal, as Tippett not only won the Jack Adams Award in his first season with the Coyotes, but also led the club to a Pacific Division crown and a Western Conference finals appearance in 2012. Now it appears that 2011-12 was a high water mark for Tippetts Coyotes and with the franchises money problems still a going concern it will be difficult to get back to that level. Even in Arizona there are repercussions for not performing up to expectations, a fact not lost on the Coyotes GM. 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Sean Mannion completed 21-of-37 passes for 272 yards with two touchdowns and an interception and Jordan Villamin had three receptions for 83 yards and two scores for the Beavers (4-2, 1-2), who have dropped two of their last three games. Utah led 9-6 early in the fourth before Mannion lofted a perfect pass to Villamin in stride along the left sideline to beat double coverage for a 72-yard score and a 13-9 Beavers advantage. The Utes were 0-for-10 on third down prior to Booker breaking off a 53-yard run through the middle of the Oregon State defense on a 3rd-and-2, setting up a 1st-and-goal from the 6. Booker plunged in frrom a yard out on 4th-and-goal to give Utah a 16-13 edge with 4:06 to play. [url=]Jussi Jokinen Panthers Jersey[/url]. Terron Ward picked up nine yards out of the backfield on a 3rd-and-7 and Hunter Jarmon hauled in a deflected pass for a gain of 20 to put Oregon State into field-goal range on its next possession. Viliseni Fauonuku sacked Mannion for a loss of six on a 3rd-and-5 to push the ensuing game-tying attempt to a 49-yard try, but Romaine split the uprights anyway to send the game into overtime. Booker broke off a 15-yard TD run off right tackle on Utahs first overtime possession, but Villamin hauled in a jump ball in the back-left corner of the end zone on a 3rd-and-goal from the 2 to force the game into a second extra session. Earlier, Andy Phillips made a 38-yard field goal early in the first and added a 43-yarder later in the frame to stake Utah to a 6-0 advantage. Romaine kicked field goals of 37 and 45 yards in the second, with the latter coming on the final play of the half to tie the game at 6-6. Phillips split the uprights from 46 yards out early in the third to give Utah its 9-6 lead. Game Notes Utah finished 3-of-14 on third down, while Oregon State was 4-of-17 ... The Beavers outgained the Utes 391-315 ... Utah averaged 5.5 yards per carry ... 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