The hockey world was buzzing over news that Keith Yandle, the Coyotes’ high-scoring defenseman, could be moved at the NHL Draft this weekend.
“I woke up this morning and saw all of these websites and I thought, ‘Gee, I wish someone would call me and tell me what the deal is,’” said Maloney.
He said after Friday’s Draft in Pittsburgh that nothing was “imminent” as far as moving Yandle. In fact, he’s not shopping the 25-year-old defenseman. But he is listening.
“Keith Yandle is an assistant captain. He’s a very important player for us. We have no desire to move our good players. But it’s naïve to think we’re not going to listen,” Maloney said.
“We just listened. But all you have to do is look at our system and see the great young defensemen we have coming. If someone offers you some good young forwards, you have to listen.”