Shortcomings and all, Yandle's skills make him special to Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Saturday's 3-2, overtime win over the Los Angeles Kings was a perfect illustration of Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle's game. He was on the ice for the first two L.A. goals as the Kings took a 2-0, first-period lead. The Yandle critics were out in force, although it's debatable whether he deserved blame on either goal.  Then with 39 seconds left in...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Should we focus on Yandle's skills, not shortcomings or trade value?

Oilers at Coyotes When: Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Where: Gila River Arena, Glendale TV: FOX Sports Arizona Radio: Arizona Sports 98.7 FM Records: Edmonton *0-1-1 (played Tuesday in L.A.); Arizona 1-1 Injuries: Oilers Fs Jordan Eberle and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins did not play Tuesday in Los Angeles. The Coyotes have not reported any injuries. Quick facts: Mike Smith will start in goal for...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes stress key facets of the penalty kill

The shot block, judging by the way Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle's eyes widened following the impact, wasn't intentional. But after the puck caught him on the leg during Tuesday's practice at Gila River Arena, instead of falling to the ice, Yandle remained upright to a chorus of cheers that eventually pulled a smile from under his visor. "You want it?" center...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Keith Yandle Fantasy Rankings 2014 2015

Year Team GP G A PTS +/- 2006 PHX 7 0 2 2 0 2007 PHX 43 5 7 12 -12 2008 PHX 69 4 26 30 -4 2009 PHX 82 12 29 41 16 2010 PHX 82 11 48 59 12 2011 PHX 82 11 32 43 5 2012 PHX 48 10 20 30 4 2013 PHX 82 8 45 53 -23 Keith Yandle | Defenseman
Via Hockey Trades | NHL Trade Rumors
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Did the Arizona Coyotes do enough to bolster their roster this summer?

With training camps officially opening up across the league, and the preseason now almost completely underway, we’re finally getting an actual view at what clubs look like heading into the new campaign. Some teams underwent a complete overhaul and are staring down changes for the new season, while others are looking mighty similar to the product that they iced last season, for...
Via Puck Drunk Love
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Cuts, games will come quickly at Coyotes camp

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Coyotes will play their first preseason game on Monday; just three days after training camp started. Too soon? "No," defenseman Keith Yandle said emphatically. "More time just means more practice." The fringe players may not appreciate this approach, but the veterans and the coaches prefer to get right down to business, whether that means...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Notes: Devils’ Cory Schneider, Coyotes’ Keith Yandle Join Informal Practice

WILMINGTON, Mass. — The Boston Bruins held an informal practice Thursday — their third of the week at Ristuccia Arena — to help get back into shape and rekindle chemistry before the start of rookie camp on Sept. 11 and training camp on Sept. 18. The skate also is open to players from other teams who live in the Boston area. One player who showed up Thursday was Phoenix Coyotes...
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes announce contract extensions for Playfair, Effinger, O'Hearn

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Coyotes signed associate coach Jim Playfair and director of pro scouting Frank Effinger to multiyear contract extensions, the team announced Monday. Chris O'Hearn also was promoted to vice president of hockey operations. As per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed. Playfair enters his fourth season as Coyotes' associate coach in 2014-15...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

TDSS Roundtable: If the Red Wings Make a Deal, Which Defenseman Should Be the Target?

Trade rumors continue to circle Hockeytown, as Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland seeks out some help (particularly on defense) for the 2014-15 version of his hockey team. Should the Wings try to pull the trigger on a trade for someone like Mike Green or Tyler Myers? Or does a short-term contract for a remaining free agent make sense? We debate the Wings’ next move in our latest...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Trade Rumors: Keith Yandle to Ottawa Senators

Matt Kartozian-USA Today Sports The Arizona Coyotes are receiving several trade offers for defenseman Keith Yandle. The Coyotes are deep in defensive prospects and could use some immediate help up front. Coyotes center Mike Ribeiro was bought out due to "behavioral issues" and GM Don Maloney is eager to trade for a replacement. Yandle has an annual cap hit contract...
Via Hockey Trades | NHL Trade Rumors
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings may be in on Keith Yandle trade, more interested in Buffalo’s Tyler Myers

Looking to upgrade at the blue line the Red Wings seem to have their name linked to just about every free agent defenseman on the market this summer. Earlier this week we’ve heard that Detroit may be interested in Dan Boyle (now of the Islanders) when he becomes a free agent on July 1st as well as Matt Niskanen who may be the most coveted free agent defenseman this off-season....
Via The Majors Detroit
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Time Of Year To Talk Keith Yandle Trade

from Scott Burnside of ESPN, ... it is an annual rite of summer to have Keith Yandle trade rumors swirling, and this is an important offseason for the Phoenix Coyotes, who were some folks' pick (OK, mine and mine alone) to win the Stanley Cup last year.... Phoenix is deep along the blue line and Yandle would command a handsome return, but the guess here is that if Yandle...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Phoenix Coyotes to be known as Arizona Coyotes in new season

Keith Yandle will be playing for the Arizona Coyotes next season. (AP Image) Phoenix Coyotes fans have known that the team would change it’s name from the Phoenix Coyotes to the Arizona Coyotes for some time now.  But until Wednesday when co-owner, president and CEO Anthony LeBlanc announced it, it wasn’t really officially official. “We are very excited to announce our franchise...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Phoenix Coyotes Best “Cellys” of 2013-2014

  Everyone loves a good hockey celly, right? The Phoenix Coyotes had no shortage of great goal celebrations this year, including Keith Yandle, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Mike Ribiero, Antoine Vermette and of course, Mike Smith’s patented celly following a Coyotes’ win.   Phoenix Sports-Kings Lead Columnist Dylan Veltkamp @DylanVeltkampSK
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes Report: Powerplay is key to balanced offense

Keith Yandle of the Phoenix Coyotes is quick to credit assistant coach Newell Brown for the clubs improved powerplay which has led to more balance in the teams offensive output. The attribution to Brown appears in a note on Balanced offense has been one of those aspects of the game that the majority of teams in the NHL have strived to from Wikimedia.orgYandle...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Halpern's late goal lifts Coyotes over Kings

LOS ANGELES -- Keith Yandle scored the tying goal midway through the third period and Jeff Halpern netted the winner with 3:05 left, leading the Phoenix Coyotes to a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night. Rob Klinkhammer and Mikkel Boedker scored 63 seconds apart in the first period for the Coyotes, who handed the Kings their third straight loss and took over sole...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes need reward to outweigh risk in Yandle's game

Nobody divides the Coyotes fan base quite like defenseman Keith Yandle. One faction loves his ability to ignite the offense with stretch passes, up-ice rushes and power-play prowess. The other faction wants to ship him out of town for a top-end scorer because they can't live with his defensive liabilities. Remember the blunt assessment of Yandle's game revealed in ESPN columnist...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Zdeno Chara Capitalizes On Coyotes Turnover To Open Scoring (Video)

A turnover from Phoenix defenseman Keith Yandle in the first period of Thursday’s Bruins-Coyotes game helped Boston open the scoring. Yandle’s poor pass missed his teammates as the puck rolled toward the blue line, where Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara picked it up, skated toward the Coyotes net and fired a shot past goaltender Mike Smith. The goal gave the B’s a 1-0 lead, and...
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

‘Miracle’ team stirs Phoenix Coyotes to shutout over Chicago Blackhawks

Defenseman Keith Yandle isn’t the only American on the Coyotes roster, but the pregame ceremony that honored the gold-medal winning 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team seemed to resonate just a little bit more with him. Maybe because he’s familiar with some of the players. Captain Mike Eruzione, who stopped to give Yandle a handshake and a few pats on the chest before dropping the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul Bissonnette, Keith Yandle and Shane Doan offer up Super Bowl Predictions

Paul Bissonnette, Keith Yandle and Shane Doan worked together with the Phoenix Coyotes production crew to create this hysterical video. The three of them offer up their Super Bowl predictions and then discuss some different prop bets for the big game. It’s easy to see that Bissonnette was born to be in front of a camera. [YouTube] The post Paul Bissonnette, Keith Yandle and Shane...
Via Diehardsport
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Phoenix Coyotes announce name change

Phoenix Coyotes Co-Owner, President and CEO Anthony LeBlanc announced Wednesday that the Phoenix Coyotes will officially change their franchise name to the Arizona Coyotes beginning at the start of the 2014-15 NHL season. “We are very excited to announce that our franchise name will change to Arizona Coyotes for the start of the 2014-15 NHL season,” said LeBlanc. “Becoming...
Via Sports-Glory
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Yandle suffering from an Olympics-snub hangover?

Is Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle suffering from a lack of confidence after he was left off the U.S. Olympic team's roster with reported insight from the selection committee that he was viewed as a high-risk, high-reward player? Coach Dave Tippett doesn't think so. "If anything, I think he's trying to do too much," Tippett said. "The two months leading...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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