Keith Yandle shares his thoughts on his Ironman Streak ending due to coach's decision

Published April 2, 2022 at 3:30 PM

After a very impressive streak of 989 consecutive games the NHL's resident Ironman Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Keith Yandle's streak is going to end tonight.

Though it's not on his terms or due to injury. The Philadelphia Flyers are making Yandle a healthy scratch tonight versus the Toronto Maple Leafs, and Keith Yandle clearly not happy.


The Flyers' General Manager, Chuck Fletcher told Yandle that the team wants to get some of their young kids into some games. After another disappointing season the Flyers need to look at what they have to try to be better in the future.

Clearly this is a disappointing decision by the Flyers. No one wanted to see the streak ended this way, so you can't blame Yandle for being upset. Yandle spoke with the media today on the Flyers decision:

It's just one of those things you know is going to happen toward the end of the year when you're signing young guys and getting free agents out of college, they're going to give them a chance to play. You've got to respect that out of the business side of it and what they're trying to do here.

Yandle has taken the decision handed down to him with grace and understanding as the veteran team player always has. Although plenty have already objected to this decision from the Flyers on his behalf. In my opinion this isn't the right call, especially when Yandle was so close to make it to 1,000 straight games, a mark never hit before.

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Keith Yandle shares his thoughts on his Ironman Streak ending due to coach's decision

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