Keith Yandle on the block
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06-23-2012, 05:20 PM
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Granted he doesn't play the PK, but he's been playing a defensive system for years with Tippett and doing pretty well. He leads the team in TOI and both Bryz and Smith have looked like all-stars with him defending.
Yandle's not Lidstrom in that he's going to produce 50 points a year AND be excellent defensively, but Detroit could use a guy like him, the tip of the spear, for the powerplay. Kronwall is a respectable option, but not elite, and our only hope is Smith, White, or Quincey pick up their play.
Leave the big PK minutes to guys like Ericsson and get this team another Rafalski level guy.
Imagine adding Yandle and Suter. Would solve our blue line for a long long time.
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