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My apologies to Keith Yandle, but being selected in front of Dion Phaneuf, Alex Edler, and Dennis Wideman would never happen in an online fantasy draft.
Yandle, a defenseman for the Phoenix Coyotes, is obviously not accustomed to being surrounded by the talent that he will have on the ice with him this weekend. A big reason for that is the current ownership—or lack there of—situation in Phoenix.
Phoenix remains limited in the players that it can sign as it awaits a new owner.
Yandle is not nearly in the same league as players like Phaneuf, Edler or Wideman. Phaneuf and Campbell benefit from a better surrounding cast than Yandle does, but even still Yandle has just 29 points in 50 games, a far cry from the 59 he had last season.
Picking Yandle at 22nd overall was a surprising move considering the remaining defensemen, but since it was Alfredsson making the pick, one could immediately rule out Dion Phaneuf.
Let's just hope one of the three defensemen picked after Yandle doesn't make him look like a pylon out there on Sunday.