Pass on Yandle, IMHO. We need a solid defensive defenseman, ideally a bruising sty-at-homer with high-end skillz (to pay the billz).
Unrelated but more relevant to the topic - I can't wait to see Nyquist, Brunner, and Mrazek on the same team. That team being the Wings.
Agreed. We might not have a big offensive defenseman like Yandle right now, but Kronners, Quincey, Smith, Coli, and White are decent puck movers, and that's 5/6 of our starting D-men. Plus all 5 of those guys play way more aggressive and physical than Yandle does.
Hopefully Ericsson can develop into that defensive defenseman we need.... We seem to be trying to mold him into a Stuart.
And Hopefully Smith develops into that go to offensive defenseman now that Lids and Raffi are gone.