Wednesday, July 11, 2007

They literally paid him to go away

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.
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