its simple actually...the Yotes aren't rushing him because they absolutely do not need to, better to develop his game, especially defensive responsibility to go with the offense slowly while you have a team that plays great overal team D, that's a great environment to nurture a young d-man. I think what will happen bit by bit is that we'll see Yandle take on more and more of a shutdown/leadership role while they increasinly work OEL and Rundblad in on the PP and offensive situations...I see Yandle becoming a Chara like d-man for the Yotes, a guy who logs huge minutes, plays in all the critical situations and still chips in offensively with his ability to jump into the rush and that big shot (in otherwords 40-50 pts a year and lots of TOI). I just think he has the most potential to fill that role of their d-men so while he still has quite a bit of room to fully grow into that role, it will happen eventually.
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P=1 DPts=1.2 +/-=.32 PIM=.08 PPP=.4 SHP=.6 S=.015 Blk=.2 Hit=.08
W=2 OTL=.8 GA=-.64 SV=.08 SO=3
Pro (23 keep 17)
Farm (9 keep all, max 200 GP, 100 Goalies)
Last edited by mister_mcgoo; 05-02-2012 at 10:29 PM.