Yes, that's really all you need to know, isn't it? Let the heads shake and the tongues roll but it's not going to get anyone very far. At least not this year.
While Coyotes' fans do get to heave a sigh of relief, let it be known that they're also feeling the bitterness of seemingly everyone else in the league, but in a different manner. Not only because they've endured this real-life version of snakes and ladders for two years, but because they're right back at square one.