The Arizona Sports bandwagon was traveling at full throttle during a 10-day period in early January.

It seemed as if almost every Valley resident had suddenly caught hockey fever. And for those who had not yet caught the bug, local television anchors, as well as an editorial in The Arizona Republic, reminded them that they should come out and support their beloved Phoenix Coyotes, an 8-year-old team with one of the lowest attendance records in the National Hockey League.