Coach Wayne Gretzky has beeen pleased with new Coyotes defensemen Kurt Sauer and David Hale.
The Coyotes left themselves with a big hole on the blueline when they dealt Keith Ballard and Nick Boynton to Florida in the off-season for number one center Olli Jokinen. But Sauer and Hale have played extremely well in the first two games of the season, both wins for the Coyotes. Both are solid defensemen who won't score a lot, so their fantasy value will be negligible.