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This rumor really changed shape over the few days it was alive.
It was tweeted by TSN's Bob Mckenzie earlier this month that the Coyotes would explore all options when it came to restricted free agent Keith Yandle, including draft picks or young players. With the Coyotes in trouble, this may have brought them some good options to improve the team in the long run for a pretty cheap price.
But, on Monday ESPN NHL Rumors reported that the Coyotes and Yandle were looking to make a deal this week to keep the young player on the team despite ownership issues.
"Although the ownership instability isn't ideal, it will not be a major issue in working out a new contract for Keith," Yandle's agent Jerome Buckley told the Arizona Republic.
ESPN seemed to be right on the money here as Yandle was resigned yesterday to a five-year contract worth $26.5 million.
While this may not be major news on the rumor front—especially since the deal has gone through—it's one that was being watched by quite a few hockey people who were interested in the Coyotes' next move.