Keith Yandle D PHO Jan 12 '13

Despite widespread rumblings in the summer that he was being dangled in trade talks, Keith Yandle is still a valued member of the Phoenix Coyotes.

"It's part of the game," Yandle said. "You hear everything. It doesn't matter. A nobody could write something, and they're going to blow it up. Anybody can write anything. You just gotta focus on playing hockey and just having fun with it." Yandle is loyal to the Coyotes. He didn't even want to leave Phoenix during the NHL lockout. "The Coyotes are my team," he said. "I didn't want to play for another team (in Europe) and be with another organization. I wanted to just always be loyal to this team and always play here. Obviously a lot of guys went to play, but I'm happy with my decision to stay."

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