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Yandle, Summers to New York Rangers for Duclair, John Moore, 2016 1st round pick

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GLENDALE, ARIZONA -Arizona Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have acquired forward Anthony Duclair and defenseman John Moore, a first round draft choice in the 2016 Entry Draft and a second round draft choice in the 2015 Entry Draft from the New York Rangers in exchange for defensemen Keith Yandle and Chris Summers and a fourth round draft choice in the 2016 Entry Draft.

The 19-year-old Duclair has recorded 1-6-7 and four penalty minutes (PIM) in 18 games with the Rangers this season. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound native of Pointe-Claire, Quebec has also registered 9-16-25 with 22 PIM in 20 games with Quebec (QMJHL) this season. Duclair was originally drafted by the Rangers in the third round (80th overall) in the 2013 Entry Draft 

"Anthony Duclair is a dynamic, skilled forward who has size, speed and offensive talent," Maloney said. "He will be a valuable addition to our organization."

The 24-year-old Moore has totaled 1-5-6 and 19 PIM in 38 games with New York in 2014-15. The 6-foot-3, 202-pound native of Winnetka, Illinois was originally drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round (21st overall) in the 2009 Entry Draft.

"John Moore is a young, strong skating, puck moving defenseman who will solidify our core group on the blue line," Maloney said.

"Keith Yandle was a terrific player and leader for us," Maloney said. "We would like to thank him for all his contributions to the organization over the past nine seasons. We wish him and his family all the best in the future."

Yandle recorded 4-37-41 in 63 games with the Coyotes this season. Summers collected 0-3-3 in 17 games with the Coyotes in 2014-15. 

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Arrrrrrrgh…

Posted by SYF from Jackie Redmond's blue eyes on 03/01/15 at 04:58 PM ET

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Rangers will be giving up a lot no doubt.  Wonder what Arizona’s thought process is here.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 03/01/15 at 05:03 PM ET

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Yandle sucks! He doesn’t play defense! He’s no better than Ericsson! New York is mortgaging their future! Christ.

Ah well. Another conference opponent improves themselves while we sit on our hands and hold onto prospects that we’ll be lucky to have turn into the kind of players that Yandle is.

Posted by godblender on 03/01/15 at 05:09 PM ET

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And Holland wiffs again.

Posted by Hootinani from the parade following Babs out of town on 03/01/15 at 05:26 PM ET

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Duclair, Moore, 2016 first and 50 per cent of retention.

FFS, Kenny.  Well, you’ll probably go get Zidlicky.

Groan.

Posted by duhduhduh on 03/01/15 at 05:36 PM ET

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Why does Kypreos even bother.  Leave it to the professionals.

Posted by Hootinani from the parade following Babs out of town on 03/01/15 at 05:37 PM ET

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That is the equivalent of Tyler Bertuzzi, Brendan Smith and 2016 first rounder.  You couldn’t make that deal?

Posted by duhduhduh on 03/01/15 at 05:39 PM ET

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And it looks like we’ll play against him on Wednesday

Posted by duhduhduh on 03/01/15 at 05:45 PM ET

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I was hoping Yandle would end up in Detroit. It will be interesting to see what AZ gets for Yandle and if it would’ve made sense to match it or beat it.

Posted by awould on 03/01/15 at 05:45 PM ET

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That is the equivalent of Tyler Bertuzzi, Brendan Smith and 2016 first rounder.  You couldn’t make that deal?

No, that is the equivalent of Larkin, Smith, and a 1st. Duclair is a big, fast power forward with good hands and leadership characteristics who has played in the NHL as an 18 year old and led team Canada to their first WJC gold in 5 years.  He is DEFINITELY a better prospect than Tyler Bertuzzi (who does have an NHL future, I believe).  He is also the Rangers best prospect, bar none.

So say what you will about this trade, the Rangers gave up quite a bit, but did get good return.

Posted by MNWing on 03/01/15 at 05:46 PM ET

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No worries, Kenny can just whiff on signing him as a free agent in two years.

Posted by Garth on 03/01/15 at 05:47 PM ET

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Deal still pending trade call, but NYR get Keith Yandle & Chris Summers in exchange for John Moore, Anthony Duclair and a first-round pick

And that is a freakin trade.  I think I’ll go have a drink or three

Posted by duhduhduh on 03/01/15 at 05:48 PM ET

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I hate the Rangers!

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 03/01/15 at 05:49 PM ET

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I guess making a play for Yandle would have been a lateral move.

Arizona even picks up half of his goddamned salary.

Posted by godblender on 03/01/15 at 05:53 PM ET

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Yep.  I checked out Duclair.  He’s better than Bertuzzi, tho i’m not certain he’s Larkin.  Still, Kenny could have worked something similar.  We probably have more high quality prospects than most teams, and you should move some of them for good established players. That’s how it works, isn’t it.

Posted by duhduhduh on 03/01/15 at 05:55 PM ET

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Here’s the equivalent:

B. Smith, A. Mantha, 2016 1st Rd pick

Would you do that??????

Posted by topshelf14 from Detroit, MI on 03/01/15 at 05:57 PM ET

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you guys are hilarious with your absurd assumption that there wasn’t an offer made by Holland for Yandle. Of course there probably was. This offer was better obviously. Fact is, if Mantha and Larkin are simply untouchable this season (for good reason), Yandle was out of reach. Period. All the Smith’s, Kindl’s and Ferarro’s, and Oulettes in the world couldn’t change that.  It sucks because he’d obviously be a big upgrade, but whatever. I think even Babcock probably wouldn’t want either of those two kids traded away for Keith Yandle. That’s the going rate though apparently.

Moving on. Call me crazy but I still would like our chances as-is against New York in a playoff series.

Posted by perfection from LaLaLand on 03/01/15 at 05:58 PM ET

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That’s how it works, isn’t it.

No, you keep all of your prospects because they have potential.  Then, once they have not lived up to that potential and have no trade value, you waive them.

Posted by Garth on 03/01/15 at 05:59 PM ET

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you guys are hilarious with your absurd assumption that there wasn’t an offer made by Holland for Yandle.

who said that? oh yeah, nobody.

Posted by awould on 03/01/15 at 06:00 PM ET

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He is also the Rangers best prospect, bar none.

I wouldn’t say “bar none”, considering that not everyone has ranked him as their top prospect, but he’s certainly a very good one who is clearly NHL-ready. He is, quality-wise, comparable to Larkin, but I would point out that Duclair is a winger, and a quality winger is a little less valuable than a center of equal quality. Of course, that said, Duclair is probably a little further along in his development than Larkin (Duclair is only 19, I believe). I don’t know. But I would say that maybe the Wings’ comparable is Pulkkinen, given the NHL-readiness and positional factors. They play a different game, but just in terms of quality.

That was kind of a pointless ramble, but Duclair is a very good prospect who is ready to play in the NHL at a very young age. His future is bright, and he could be a key fixture on the Coyotes’ top 6 for years.

Posted by Jaromir Blogger on 03/01/15 at 06:01 PM ET

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you guys are hilarious with your absurd assumption that there wasn’t an offer made by Holland for Yandle.

Who said they didn’t make an offer?

Call me crazy but I still would like our chances as-is against New York in a playoff series.

Great, except that they have to win two series before they’d ever get the chance to face the defending Eastern Conference champs who just improved themselves.

Posted by Garth on 03/01/15 at 06:04 PM ET

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You have to wonder what the Coyotes would have taken if the trading partner had been willing to take on Yandle’s entire salary. Maybe a guy of Duclair’s caliber wouldn’t have been involved.

Posted by Jaromir Blogger on 03/01/15 at 06:05 PM ET

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Sucks to see a top conference opponent get better, but the Larkin/Mantha equivalent is right on the money, and that’s a lot to give up. I wonder if a player in the ‘second wave’ of Detroit’s best prospects might’ve gotten it done, Jurco, Pulky, or one of the 3 D (Alexey, XO, Sproul). Alright, time to go out and grab OEL! He’d be worth one of Larkin or Mantha + a 1st imo…

Posted by cainer4wingsglory on 03/01/15 at 06:06 PM ET

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Moving on. Call me crazy but I still would like our chances as-is against New York in a playoff series.
Posted by perfection from LaLaLand on 03/01/15 at 04:58 PM ET

You’re crazy.  Now even more so.

It kills me what Holland is willing to give up for a lump like Legwand, but refuses to give up for a stud like Yandle.

Posted by Hootinani from the parade following Babs out of town on 03/01/15 at 06:09 PM ET

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For what it’s worth (maybe nothing), guys, a lot of Rangers fans are pretty upset about this trade because of Duclair. Tons of “We’d better win the Cup this year, or this is going to really hurt” kind of stuff.

I don’t quite know what I think, but would you do this deal for Pulkkinen, Smith and next year’s 1st rounder?

Posted by Jaromir Blogger on 03/01/15 at 06:09 PM ET

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It kills me what Holland is willing to give up for a lump like Legwand, but refuses to give up for a stud like Yandle.

Ha! Holland probably assumed he’d have to give up Larkin, Mantha, Nyquist and three 1st rounders hahaha

Posted by Jaromir Blogger on 03/01/15 at 06:11 PM ET

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Blah forget Yandle he’s a lefty!  Playing on a crap Coyotes team has ruined him anyways.

Posted by bigdee89 from The Great White North Eh? on 03/01/15 at 06:12 PM ET

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I don’t quite know what I think, but would you do this deal for Pulkkinen, Smith and next year’s 1st rounder?

I don’t think Coyotes would do that deal.  It would need another piece and Yandle isn’t worth it.

Posted by bigdee89 from The Great White North Eh? on 03/01/15 at 06:14 PM ET

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I don’t quite know what I think, but would you do this deal for Pulkkinen, Smith and next year’s 1st rounder?

Posted by Jaromir Blogger on 03/01/15 at 05:09 PM ET

yes, but the thing to realize is that Pulkkinen is a bit more one dimensional than Duclair.

Again, its not like the Rangers stole Yandle from Phoenix…..they gave up some pretty good stuff to get him.

you guys are hilarious with your absurd assumption that there wasn’t an offer made by Holland for Yandle.

who said that? oh yeah, nobody.

Posted by awould on 03/01/15 at 05:00 PM ET

I’m pretty sure not every offer or conversation between teams is discovered or talked about or posted on Ken Hollands twitter feed.  Maybe there was, maybe there wasn’t…....but I’d be surprised if there wasn’t at lease a conversation to touch base about what it would take.  Who really knows?

It kills me what Holland is willing to give up for a lump like Legwand, but refuses to give up for a stud like Yandle.

Posted by Hootinani on 03/01/15 at 05:09 PM ET

REGULAR SEASON 58 6 9 15 4——-Jarnkroks line (GP, G, A, P, +/- ),  this year. 15 points in 58 games. Wasn’t going to play for this Wings team…..ever. The second rounder remains to be see, but the Wings had to get a center due to all the injuries…..

 

Posted by MNWing on 03/01/15 at 06:22 PM ET

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Zidlicky FTW.

Posted by duhduhduh on 03/01/15 at 06:23 PM ET

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Oh, and Jarnkroks 15 points rank him ahead of only Miller, Andersson, and Glendening in forward scoring on Detroit (Ignoring Cleary and Pulkinnen due to sample size).  Franzen has more points.

Point is, the “tragedy” of trading Jarnkrok for a rental might not have been super big tragedy.

Posted by MNWing on 03/01/15 at 06:30 PM ET

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It kills me what Holland is willing to give up for a lump like Legwand, but refuses to give up for a stud like Yandle.

Posted by Hootinani on 03/01/15 at 05:09 PM ET

Calle Jarnkrok wasn’t producing in Grand Rapids and now he’s not producing in Nashville. This team HAD to find a center and a halfway decent one last year. Without Legwand this team wouldn’t have made the playoffs.

Oh how fans seemingly forget yesterday.

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 03/01/15 at 06:33 PM ET

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Nobody forgot anything.  holland DID give up a lot for Legwand.

Posted by Garth on 03/01/15 at 06:43 PM ET

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Not sure whats more fun. Watching people bitch about Holland on March 1st or July 1st.

Light the torches boys we storm the Joe first light of dawn.

In May, when the blueshirts are golfing and the Wings are in the conference finals , i want to hear how great this deal was!  shut eye

Posted by Down River Dan on 03/01/15 at 06:44 PM ET

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yes, but the thing to realize is that Pulkkinen is a bit more one dimensional than Duclair.

Of course he is. But he’s an NHL-ready winger of high quality; that was the extent of the comparison.

As for Jarnkrok:

Jarnkrok was producing extremely well for GR over a substantial stretch leading up to his trade; he was slow for a while, but then became extremely consistent. And judging him as some kind of wash-out because he’s not producing a ton of points on the Predators’ bottom six in his rookie year is pretty shortsighted. But in some ways, what he’s doing now is irrelevant when looking back at the trade; he was seen as a very good prospect (consistently ranked #1 or #2 in the Wings’ extremely deep prospect pool), similar to Duclair now (yes, I know they’re different players, but Jarnkrok is also a center). His trade value was very high. It is absurd how much Holland gave up to get Legwand. I know I say this a lot, but he gave up more than the Kings did for Marian Gaborik. That is ridiculous. There is no way that Holland had to give up that much to get David Legwand. And the excuse that he was “working from a position of weakness” is absurd. Was he to some degree? Yes. But literally every buyer at the trade deadline is working from a position of weakness; every seller knows they have something the buyer really wants. The market value had already been set by that time, and paying more for David Legwand than a team just had for Marian Gaborik - whose value was far, far greater -  was moronic. Absolutely, utterly moronic. It is one of the most inexcusably stupid trades I have ever seen - and not because I’m not glad they got Legwand. I’m glad they did. But there is no way in hell that Ken Holland needed to give up that much to get him.

Posted by Jaromir Blogger on 03/01/15 at 06:49 PM ET

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On March 2nd, the Predators shipped Legwand to the Detroit Red Wings for Patrick Eaves, prospect Calle Järnkrok and a conditional 2014 pick (mentioned later)

The pick was used to take Swedish defenseman Julius Bergman, who currently plays for the London Knights of the OHL. In his rookie season with the Knights, Bergman has played in 50 games, recording 34 points (10 G, 24 A) and a -1 rating. Bergman is the Knights’ highest scoring defenseman this season.

the above info come from http://thehockeywriters.com/david-legwand-trade-one-year-later/

Jarnkrok—not exactly a Calder candidate, I’d call him an average prospect at the time of the deal, maybe a below average prospect now.

Eaves—played a couple games with NSH and is now on IR with a concussion sustained in DAL

The pick is the highest scoring defenseman on an above average OHL team.

Thats not my definition of “a lot” when they were desperate for center help.

Posted by MNWing on 03/01/15 at 06:53 PM ET

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Posted by BettmenSucks79 on 03/01/15 at 05:53 PM ET

You are looking at it in hindsight. Holland could have turned those assets into much, much more - or given up far less to get Legwand.

Posted by Jaromir Blogger on 03/01/15 at 06:58 PM ET

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In May, when the blueshirts are golfing and the Wings are in the conference finals , i want to hear how great this deal was!  shut eye

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahanahahahahahaha.

Oh wait, you’re serious, aren’t you?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Posted by Garth on 03/01/15 at 07:09 PM ET

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Perhaps more people, like the pro scouts, knew something about Jarnkrok that we didn’t. WE as a fanbase thought very highly of him, not necessarily other teams scouts. Also, taking a stroll around the Preds blogs after our game, they were more than willing to throw him into trades to improve their team right now.

Posted by A II R on 03/01/15 at 07:15 PM ET

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Not for nothing, but the Coyotes can count the salary retained on Yandle towards their total losses when they go tell Glendale to screw themselves and move up to Vegas or Seattle….

Posted by awould on 03/01/15 at 07:20 PM ET

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