(Sports Network) - If things are going to get better in Phoenix, it's probably about time some new Coyotes start running with the pack.
The Phoenix Coyotes have been making moves over the last two weeks and one of them involved the jettison of forward Ladislav Nagy, who at the time of the trade was the team's leading scorer. Nagy was dealt to the Dallas Stars last Monday.
Nagy skated in 55 games with Phoenix this year and had eight goals and a then team-high 33 assists for a team-leading 41 points. In six seasons with Phoenix, Nagy had 92 goals and 157 assists in 321 games.
In return, Phoenix received left wing Mathias Tjarnqvist and a first-round pick in the 2007 draft. Tjarnqvist had just one goal and three assists in 18 games with the Stars this year, but already has a tally and a helper in four games with Phoenix.
The move made sense for the Coyotes, who are currently riding a six-game losing streak and have just three more points than Los Angeles, which is dead last in the Western Conference.