The New York Islanders made their least insane (some would call it "best") move of last year buying out the remaining 4 years of Alexei Yashin's mind-blowingly ludicrous 10-year $80-million dollar deal.
Alexei Yashin is, and will always be, On Notice here at the Sens Army Blog for being a little girl and sitting out the 1999-2000 season when he was an Ottawa Senator. It just goes to show you where his priorities are - in his wallet.
Now it appears that no one wants Cash-in Yashin because, as he's proven over the last 6 years, he'll never again be as good as the 94 points he scored with Ottawa in 1998-99.
In my opinion, he's probably worth 3 or 4 million for a whole season, but he didn't even make it to 60 games last year. Estimates of what he's worth varies with a person's opinion of how much he detracts from a team's overall morale. But if Yash is not happy with playing for a pittance of $3-million in the NHL, then please go back to Russia. I don't think there's a team in the NHL that would miss you.