Tuesday, September 23, 2008
--- Fox Sports Arizona is set to air a special 30-minute program that will give fans an unmatched inside look at the Phoenix Coyotes’ upcoming 2008-09 season. The show is entitled Phoenix Coyotes Preview and it debuts on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 8:30 p.m.
The show is hosted by Coyotes television broadcasters Dave Strader, Darren Pang and Todd Walsh. Fans can hear their insight into what lies ahead for the Coyotes as the trio breaks down the depth chart and examines what young players have the best chance at making an impact this year.
Olli Jokinen is interviewed to find out what he expects from his new team, and Coyotes general manager Don Maloney and head coach Wayne Gretzky give their thoughts on the excitement that surrounds this squad. In addition, the show also reflects on the 20 years since Gretzky was traded to the Los Angeles Kings and how it set the stage for having an NHL team in the desert. After Wednesday’s debut, Phoenix Coyotes Preview airs again on Fox Sports Arizona on the following dates and times:
- Sept. 30 – 2:00 p.m.
- Oct. 1 – 7:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.
- Oct. 2 – 6:30 p.m.
- Oct. 6 – 6:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
- Oct. 7 – 6:30 p.m.
- Oct. 9 – 7:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.
- Oct. 12 – 4:30 p.m.
- Oct. 15 – 5:00 p.m.
Fox Sports Arizona will offer the most comprehensive local coverage of the Phoenix Coyotes this season, as it will televise 40 games. The network’s 2008-09 telecast schedule starts on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 5 p.m. when the Coyotes play the Anaheim Ducks.