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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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MNWing's avatar

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.

I’ll concede the first part of that point, but not the last….if Holland could’ve given up less to get Legwand, why wouldn’t he have?

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

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The rangers number 5 D is better than our number 2

Posted by DieByTheWing on 03/01/15 at 06:26 PM ET

perfection's avatar

Agree or disagree with ken Hollands moves and decisions. They are as up for judgement as anyone else. But questioning his basic competency with his pedigree is laughable. Yeah right, he totally could have gotten Legwand for less but just bumbled it. Sounds super likely (dripping with sarcasm).

Yes Detroit was desperate for a center and everyone knew it. It’s called a premium. Happens every trade deadline. You can’t compare trades like they’re apples to apples. I actually think part of Holland talking about how he’s probably going to stand pat over the last month is partly to build the perception we aren’t desperate so if he does swing a trade, it’s at least a decent deal. We will see

Posted by perfection from LaLaLand on 03/01/15 at 07:07 PM ET

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I’m sure Holland made offer(s) for Yandle, but Arizona probably wanted way too much for him. Anyway he shoots left, and the Red Wings have plenty of L.H. shooting defense men. That’s one reason I don’t think Holland will trade for Phaneuf as he also shoots L.H. There are defense men who shoot R.H. available on July 1st, including Petry.  cheese

Posted by bigfrog on 03/01/15 at 07:11 PM ET

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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

That’s BS.

First off, most deadline buyers are working from a position of strength because most of them are looking for role players and depth.  Most of them can tell MacT to f*ck himself when they hear his demand for Petry.  They can afford to go into the playoffs with the rosters they have, they’re just looking to fill small holes here and there.  That’s why, last year, Gaborik was gotten for a song and why Garth Snow looked like a fool when he traded Vanek to Montreal.  Ken Holland was not working from “some degree” of weakness.  He found out on deadline day that he was going to be without all of his top four centres from opening night and he had a couple of hours to work something out.  When he made the trade -dealing from a point of extreme weakness- David Legwand became his #1 centre at the time.

This year Chicago are the ones dealing from weakness.  They lost their top scorer and ended up paying more for Vermette than they would’ve liked.  If they had Kane they would’ve told Don Maloney to go screw when he asked for a first rounder and a prospect.  And guess what?  If Kane were injured tonight and Chicago Bowman woke up tomorrow needing a replacement then Vermette would’ve cost even more.

Posted by Garth on 03/01/15 at 10:30 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Here’s the equivalent:

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

Would you do that??????

For not just Yandle (who’s got a full nother year on contract at a good cap hit), but a pick, a bench player (meh) and only have to pay half of Yandle’s salary?

Hell yes I would. Every. Single. Day.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 03/01/15 at 11:47 PM ET

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