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09-26-2013, 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Drew311 View Post
Leafs greatest need is a bonafide #2 defenseman to pair with Phaneuf. A minute munching, point producing d-man like Yandle seems ideal, although i'm not sure if they would have chemistry.

How is Yandle defensively?
I'd rate Yandle on par with Subban, Letang, and Karlsson. He won't ever be a shutdown defenseman, he's not physical, and he'll definitely make some boneheaded turnovers, but he's also one of the best in getting the puck out of his zone in the league - in fact, Hockey Prospectus ranked him only behind Karlsson in zone exits

Yandle certainly has the speed and mobility to recover from positioning gaffes and break-up rushes, and his overall awareness and stickwork are above average.

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