Sep 5, 2012, 7:00 PM EST
There are a couple reasons that the deal might make some sense.
Yandle’s a Boston native and a high-scoring defenseman whose point-producing skills have already made him a two-time All-Star at just 26.
Aside from Zdeno Chara‘s flamethrower of a slap shot, the Bruins’ defense hasn’t been a steady source of offense – even during their Cup run.
To acquire a player of Yandle’s caliber, the Coyotes would likely want a talented young player in return from the Bruins. David Krejci, who signed a three-year $15.75 million deal that kicks in this season, carries a cap hit equal to Yandle’s ($5.25 million) which might make the B’s center a logical chip to move.
Meanwhile, Oliver Ekman-Larsson‘s tantalizing promise might make Yandle’s skills a bit redundant, especially on a team with a tight budget like the Coyotes.
Does this deal make sense for both sides?
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