Coyotes coach Dave Tippett circled the ice with captain Shane Doan by his side, words spilling out of the smile on his face as the two skated laps. . After the conversation ended, Tippett blew a whistle and whacked the ice twice with his left-handed stick. “Breakouts,” he called as players descended on the middle of the rink before fanning out in line rushes on both sides of him. This was the scene only a few days ago as the Coyotes neared the end of their season – an 82-game odyssey that officially wraps after Saturday’s finale against the Sharks as the team’s fourth consecutive non-playoff finish. A skid like that breeds disappointment, and this season isn’t an exception. But another mood is also sweeping the franchise.