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    Keith Yandle Available For Trade, Will Not Play For Panthers This Season

    The Florida Panthers have made the major decision to move away from one of their veteran leaders. Appearing on TSN’s “Insider Trading”, Frank Seravalli states that the Panthers have told Keith Yandle that he is not in their plans for this season. This appears to be a mere personnel choice for Florida and new GM Bill Zito, as Seravalli reports that he has simply “fallen out of favor”.

    However, Yandle’s current contract – a seven-year, $44.5MM pact with three years remaining – contains a full No-Movement Clause. He cannot be placed on waivers without his permission, nor can he be traded without approving the deal. As a result, the only plan for now appears to be making him a healthy scratch. While this will sadly mean the end of Yandle’s NHL-best 866-game “iron man” consecutive games played streak, he will still be a member of the team getting paid in full for his (lack of) services. That clearly cannot last for the Panthers.
    https://www.prohockeyrumors.com/2021...is-season.html
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    He should just sit back and cash those checks while sitting by the pool, and say a big F U to the Panthers.

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    Wow...another one that I'm glad the Rangers didn't give a big contract to. This has the makings of an ugly situation. I wonder if he showed up to camp in just pure shit shape. Don't understand the timing of this at all otherwise.

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    wtf happened?
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    Weird decision. Hasn't he been pretty good for them?

    that contract is tough and, on its last year, they will need to give Barkov a big raise but otherwise, it's not like they are going to be in cap trouble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Heaven View Post
    He should just sit back and cash those checks while sitting by the pool, and say a big F U to the Panthers.
    I'd be tempted to lol.

    The team agreed to the contract, it's on them. Don't like it? don't give out full no-move clauses then, especially not to players you are telling to not even show up anymore
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    What a stupid decision to do right now with the season about to start. To announce it like this and announce they won't play him? How does that not handcuff the team and also a, very bad look considering his iron man streak?

    Unless I'm missing something here and he in fact is having an affair with quenvilles daughter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keirik View Post
    What a stupid decision to do right now with the season about to start. To announce it like this and announce they won't play him? How does that not handcuff the team and also a, very bad look considering his iron man streak?

    Unless I'm missing something here and he in fact is having an affair with quenvilles daughter?
    They're using the iron man streak as leverage. Waive the NTC, or don't play. It's shitty. He's played well for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    They're using the iron man streak as leverage. Waive the NTC, or don't play. It's shitty. He's played well for them.
    Might have made sense to make this decision say, a month or two ago. Even though movement won have been slow, teams would probably have inquired,,like maybe a Boston.

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    I don't think this is all that surprising. I read somewhere that he was demoted to the 3rd pair in camp. Sounds like Q has no time for him.

    Also, the way they're handling it, it sounds like something must have happened or else you'd think they just let him
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThirtyONE View Post
    I don't think this is all that surprising. I read somewhere that he was demoted to the 3rd pair in camp. Sounds like Q has no time for him.

    Also, the way they're handling it, it sounds like something must have happened or else you'd think they just let him
    Salary aside, there are gonna be worse guys to have on your third pair.

    Even without this becoming public, it's hard to move that contract without taking one back. Now it'll be next to impossible to not take back a problem contract, let alone any value to help the organization

    If I'm Yandle, I show up to practice every day. If they don't want you on the ice, you get in the weight room and keep being ready to play. Show up to any game in a suit and tie, ready to be a healthy scratch. Just don't give them a reason to say you are violating your contract.
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    Smith for Yandle?

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    I'm curious as to why they are so down on him, as he got pretty universally good reviews last year. All this based on a poor 10 day training camp? Whatever. I'd only do Smith for Yandle with 50% retention on Yandle's contract. I think if he waived the NMC clause it would be waived for good, but I'm not sure about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
    Smith for Yandle?
    Yandle head 3 years left so I’d rather just be done with smith after this year
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
    Smith for Yandle?
    If anything, its looking more like ADA for Yandle + which is a shame but whatever.

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    Well that changed quickly, I guess the Panthers realized it’d be a bad look and that he’s not tradeable

    https://twitter.com/frank_seravalli/...469929986?s=21



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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Heaven View Post
    Well that changed quickly, I guess the Panthers realized it’d be a bad look and that he’s not tradeable

    https://twitter.com/frank_seravalli/...469929986?s=21



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    After his streak is over, what a gutless thing to do.


    EDIT: didn't realize the streak is still alive.
    Last edited by Pete; 01-17-2021 at 12:24 PM.

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    I think the point still kind of stands. It was pretty classless to do regardless of anything. There have never really been many reports of Yandle not being a great player, teammate,, reliable, so I don't know why on earth the Panthers would ever have taken this stand in the first place days before the season started. They had all off-season to figure this out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    After his streak is over, what a gutless thing to do.


    EDIT: didn't realize the streak is still alive.
    I did the exact same thing

    Luckily I had seen something in fantasy hockey earlier, so it was it was only a few inappropriate comments before double checking
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keirik View Post
    I think the point still kind of stands. It was pretty classless to do regardless of anything. There have never really been many reports of Yandle not being a great player, teammate,, reliable, so I don't know why on earth the Panthers would ever have taken this stand in the first place days before the season started. They had all off-season to figure this out.
    After reading the comments from the fans in the tweet above, it sounds like he sucks now (again) defensively.

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