Coyotes rolling with Domi-Vermette-Duclair line
Dave Tippett liked what he saw out of his potential scoring line last time out.
So he’s giving it another shot.
Tonight, Tippett’s Coyotes will take on the Sharks in preseason action in San Jose, which will give the Anthony Duclair-Antoine Vermette-Max Domi line another chance to play together -- the three were together for Thursday’s intra-squad game, with Duclair scoring a goal.
"[That line] played well tonight,” Tippett said following the contest. “We’ll see if they can do it again tomorrow.”
Domi, the 12th overall pick in 2013, and Duclair, acquired from the Rangers in the Keith Yandle trade, sound like they’re excited about reconnecting and re-establishing the chemistry forged while linemates with Canada’s gold medal-winning team at the World Juniors.
“Off the ice we’re best buddies so we’re pretty in tune with each other and we know each other really well,” Domi said, per the Coyotes website. “I think that transitions onto the ice pretty good. He’s got a lot of speed and a great shot so he’s pretty easy to play with.”
Vermette, who returned to the Coyotes this summer after last season’s trade to Chicago, is the resident graybeard. At 33, he’s got a boatload of experience compared to Duclair and Domi, who were both eight years old when Vermette made his NHL debut in ’03-04.