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04-03-2013, 11:34 AM
Join Date: May 2004
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Detroit would like a defender that can actually play defense.
So no, no interest in Yandle. Period.
You stat geeks are incredible. You've actually seen Yandle play, too, so you have no excuse (unless you just became a Wings fan last season, of course).
Because he's not used as a defensive specialist does not mean he's poor defensively. That's the kind of absurd reasoning folks develop when they worship numbers. The Coyotes have Klesla, Morris, and Michalek. Of course they try to utilize Yandle as much as possible in offensive situations. It's called intelligent coaching.
Yandle is good defensively (save for the occasional highlight reel worthy blunder...ooh boy...)
All of it is Dave Tippett's fault. He's the worst.
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