On Yandle, he is going to need a very good stay at home type. He probably has to play with Suter, if an Orpik type makes it than that is also an option. I don't know where they go with everyone else, but that is the pairing I see happening. But in my opinion that would be like calling White the #2 d-man on Detroit last year. Not truly accurate. McDonagh is ridiculously better than Yandle in his own zone.
Exhibit A as to how hockey doesn't matter on ESPN:
Last night an ESPN program was discussing how the Detroit Pistons needed a hero citing the heroes on the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions and no mention of the Detroit Red Wings. All this despite the Red Wings probably being the most succesful team in Detroit right now.