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Panthers sign Keith Yandle

Per ESPN's Pierre LeBrun:

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SYF's avatar

65DD’s RFA price just got the range they’re looking for.

Dear Gord…

Posted by SYF from Twerkin' with Anastasia Ashley on 06/23/16 at 12:41 AM ET

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65DD’s RFA price just got the range they’re looking for.

Dear Gord…

Posted by SYF from #GORDIEHOWEARENA on 06/23/16 at 12:41 AM ET

DDK is RFA, so I sure hope it’s not in that range.

Posted by George0211 on 06/23/16 at 07:40 AM ET

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Worse for Florida, they just helped to skyrocket Eckblads next contract.  Could even be cause for a hold out, depending on what kind of guy he is.

Posted by Hootinani from the parade following Babs out of town on 06/23/16 at 07:59 AM ET

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huge add for panthers . they already have the fleet of dangerous forwards now yandle adds huge danger from the blue line . theyll contend for east this season no doubt

Posted by lakeside mall on 06/23/16 at 08:01 AM ET

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DeKeyser is more of a rounded defenseman than Yandle is, but Yandle is a consistent 50-ish point defenseman and a UFA.  I don’t really see this contract affecting DeKeyser’s ask.

Posted by Garth on 06/23/16 at 08:39 AM ET

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Dekeyser puts up half the points of Yandle, and he’s a smaller name, and he’s an RFA.  This shouldn’t be a big impact on his contract.

Posted by TreKronor on 06/23/16 at 09:37 AM ET

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They needed to upgrade their power-play. Panthers won the division with a bad PP. With Ekblad & Yandle on the blueline Panthers are going to score more. Panthers are a better team now than when they last skated. I really like this signing.

http://www.sportingcharts.com/nhl/stats/team-power-play-percentage/2015/

Posted by Puckbubba on 06/23/16 at 09:38 AM ET

Primis's avatar

Yandle is simply replacing Campbell.  I don’t know how much of an “upgrade” it actually is.

Posted by Primis on 06/23/16 at 10:00 AM ET

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I bet this means Kindl is available now.

Posted by MoreShoot on 06/23/16 at 10:11 AM ET

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I bet this means Kindl is available now.

Posted by MoreShoot on 06/23/16 at 10:11 AM ET

LOL

Posted by RyanVM on 06/23/16 at 10:33 AM ET

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I don’t know how much of an “upgrade” it actually is.

Not a massive upgrade, but he’s eight years younger, puts up a handful more points per year and costs almost a million less than Campbell.

So yeah, not a huge upgrade, but a good replacement.

Posted by Garth on 06/23/16 at 11:31 AM ET

SYF's avatar

I half expect Holland to sign 65DD to Q’s money, but it looks like he’ll probably bridge him again until he’s at UFA age.

Posted by SYF from Twerkin' with Anastasia Ashley on 06/23/16 at 02:25 PM ET

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That’s a BIG commitment to Yandle which I expect halfway through that contract won’t look near as good.

It definitely helps the Panthers on the ice. The a team still on the rise and getting a solid piece like Yandle helps to keep that transition moving ahead. We’ll see in coming years how hard it is for them to keep the quality players. IMO, they just became a more serious cup contender.

Posted by evileye on 06/23/16 at 02:45 PM ET

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