Keith Yandle is a very talented defenseman who currently patrols the blue line for the Phoenix Coyotes.
The Blue and White expressed interest in gaining his services at the most recent trade deadline, and I don`t expect their interest has waned much.
Yandle is considered by many to be one of the top offensive defensemen in the NHL today. He`s a smooth skater with plenty of offensive upside, and at only 26 years old, he will soon be entering his prime.
His defensive game is improving by leaps and bounds, and the former Moncton Wildcat has also been remarkably consistent in terms of games played and points scored in his past few seasons.
Since the 2008-09 season, he has laced up for every game for the Coyotes.
His points numbers are great, too, and in the past four seasons, he has scored 41, 59, 43 and 30 points, respectively
He has also been a plus player the past four seasons.
Getting Yandle would provide a big defenseman who could play significant minutes and add some offensive flair to the Maple Leafs' back end.
He's steady and an excellent skater who is still a few years away from his prime.
He also possesses valuable playoff experience that could help the Buds down the road.