Found January 01, 2014 on Pro Sports Daily:
Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle hasn’t received any inside information on his candidacy for Team USA’s Olympic roster. “I haven’t gotten any hints whatsoever,” the Massachusetts native said. “From what I’m told, we’re going to find out when everyone else finds out.” So hours before the team was set to be revealed, at the conclusion of Wednesday’s Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium, Yandle still pleaded his case to be included. And he probably couldn’t have asked for a better last-ditch effort as he scored twice, one of which was the overtime winner, and added an assist in what’s become a trademark come-from-behind win for the Coyotes – this one a 4-3 success over the Edmonton Oilers in front of the largest home crowd of the season – 17,416 – Tuesday at Arena to start a season-long six-game homestand. “I don’t know if the team’s already picked,” Yandle said. “But I just tried to go out and prove myself and give myself the best shot to make the team.” Mo

Keith Yandle Calls Team USA Olympic Snub ‘A Tough Pill to Swallow’

Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle was one of the most egregious snubs from the United States men’s hockey roster that will compete at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Despite Yandle being one of three NHL defensemen to tally 200 or more points over the last three years, and having the perfect skill set for international-size ice, the Team USA brain trust led by general...

Yandle, Coyotes close year in style

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Keith Yandle figured he wouldn't sleep much on New Year's Eve. Not because of any celebration, but because of what's coming the next day: Team USA's Olympic roster announcement. Yandle certainly bolstered his credentials for Sochi with the latest demonstration of his offensive abilities. Yandle scored his second goal with 6.5 seconds showing on...

Yandle left off Team USA's Olympic roster

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Keith Yandle grew up dreaming two big dreams: to play in the NHL and to wear the red, white and blue in the Olympic Games. The Coyotes defenseman has clearly achieved the first goal, but the second one eluded him on Wednesday when the United States Olympic roster for the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, was announced following the Winter Classic in Ann Arbor, Mich...

Coyotes claw back for 4-3 overtime win over Oilers

Keith Yandle scored his second goal with 6.5 seconds showing on the overtime clock and set up Mikkel Boedker's tying goal with 70 seconds left in regulation, helping the Phoenix Coyotes rally for a 4-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. Phoenix dominated most of the opening period, ripping off 15 shots, before the Oilers scored three goals in a little over seven...

Coyotes notebook: Brule's time at an end?

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Coyotes general manager Don Maloney said Wednesday that the club is close to terminating forward Gilbert Brule's contract after he refused an assignment to Portland of the AHL recently and was suspended without pay. Brule signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Coyotes in November and took part in training camp on a professional tryout. When he was cut, he...

Gilbert Brule Plans To Retire

from Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic, After failing to accept an assignment to the American Hockey League, forward Gilbert Brule's career with the Coyotes - and in the NHL - appears to be nearing an end. Brule was assigned to Portland, the Coyotes' AHL affiliate, Sunday and was suspended Monday by the team once he didn't report. "It's pretty...

Gilbert Brule Retires, Considering Working As Firefighter by   Steven Ellis

Phoenix Coyotes forward Gilbert Brule has announced that he will retire from the NHL, and is reportadley looking to become a firefighter. “He decided that he didn’t want to live out of a suitcase anymore, was sick of living at hotels, and told me he was going to quit hockey – maybe become a firefighter,” Coyotes GM Don Maloney said. Brule signed a [...]

Bobby Ryan, Keith Yandle Among Biggest Snubs From Team USA Men’s Hockey Roster For 2014 Winter Olympics

The United States roster for the men’s hockey tournament at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi was announced on Wednesday, and there were several star players left off the team. The blue line was a particular point of emphasis, where veterans such as Keith Yandle and former Olympians including Jack Johnson were not selected to the final 25-man squad. Here’s a look at the biggest...

Former top prospect Brule tells Coyotes he’s quitting hockey

Gilbert Brule was selected with the sixth overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft after Sidney Crosby, Bobby Ryan, Jack Johnson, Benoit Pouliot, and Carey Price. Unfortunately, unlike the five that were taken before him and many selected after him, Brule’s hockey career appears to be over. Brule has 95 points and 156 penalty minutes in 299 career NHL games, but he’s struggled...

Q&A with Coyotes co-owners George Gosbee and Anthony LeBlanc

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team USA is the black lodge

Derek from TPB wrote this for PDL about the Burnside exposé on the Team USA selection process: Felt the same way reading it--it was very uncomfortable to read such things said about Keith Yandle and Bobby Ryan. The way we see it...

Team USA Olympic hockey roster announced

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Can't say that Scott Burnside has ever been a must-read for us, but the story he wrote detailing the Team USA selection process may be as good as it gets. The story, if you haven't see it is here. It covers the four month process that the Team USA brass spent picking their team, which was announced on New Year's day.   Apparently, Burnside, and one other journalist...
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