Keith Yandle D PHO Aug 14 '12
The Red Wings have "inquired about" Keith Yandle, according to The Detroit News' Gregg Krupa.
The Wings have lost two of their best defenseman in Nicklas Lidstrom and Brad Stuart this offseason and have yet to add any any pieces this offseason. There has been reported interest out of Calgary of Detroit's interest in Jay Boumeester, though the Wings may prefer the Coyotes' Yandle, who is signed through 2016 and is one of the better young defenseman in the game, despite the significant cost. However, Phoenix's ownership situation and the collective-bargaining agreement situation complicate the pursuit. Krupa does note that at this point, though, the Wings are "likely to play largely with what they have."