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Yashin And Islanders Talking

from The Score,

Alexei Yashin is in talks with the New York Islanders about a possible return to the NHL, according to a tweet by Dmitry Chesnokov of Puck Daddy.

News broke on Monday that Yashin had been presented with a contract by an NHL club, however his agent Mark Gandler said that he didn’t want to name the team. Today, Gandler revealed to SovSport that the team who contact Yashin was the New York Islanders, and that his agent is “seriously considering” their offer.

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.........really?.........

Posted by Kobra on 07/22/11 at 02:33 PM ET

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Holy hell…

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 07/22/11 at 02:42 PM ET

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Breaking news:  Snow signs Yashin for 15 years, $75mil

Posted by Geno71 on 07/22/11 at 02:44 PM ET

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So wait, if he signs a contract with the Islanders he’s be getting both buyout money and money from his new contract at the same time. Has that ever happened before?

Posted by Susan on 07/22/11 at 02:49 PM ET

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Well, Garth Snow… not sure what you’re thinking.  The guy’s turning 38 this season.  It’s a little mind boggling.

Posted by Matt Fry from Winnipeg on 07/22/11 at 02:54 PM ET

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Wouldn’t it be funny if the Islanders sign him and we claim him off waivers? Just out of spite?

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 07/22/11 at 03:40 PM ET

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Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from COLUMBIA, TENNESSEE on 07/22/11 at 01:40 PM ET

Would he have to go through waivers, even if he didn’t start the season in the KHL?

Posted by Itrusteddrrahmani from Nyc by way of A2 on 07/22/11 at 03:45 PM ET

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I’m not sure, but with the goofy-ass rules in this league, I wouldn’t be suprised.

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 07/22/11 at 03:47 PM ET

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No he would not have to go through waivers since he is not even under contract in the KHL and the rule is designed to prevent teams from stashing players in the KHL to avoid the cap in-season.

I think this is more of a Mark Gandler fabrication than a real offer. It happens every year around this time. Gandler uses the name Islanders becasue the gullible believe it is plausiable and because he last played for them. Last week it was “reported” it was the Penguins. Next week I’m sure it will be the Flyers to play with Jagr. Gandler spoke to SovSport so you know it is reliable. Garth Snow is so closed mouthed about his deals that just speaking to the press before a deal is inked would be a good way to scuttle it,

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I really wish the Red Wings could “spite” the Islanders by taking him and then expose another player on waivers that the Islanders could actually use.

Posted by hockey1919 from mid-atlantic on 07/22/11 at 03:52 PM ET

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This is funny to me. Garth Snow is an idiot.

Posted by Wings_in_NYC on 07/22/11 at 05:01 PM ET

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Yashin back in the NHL…as an Islander?!? Seriously? If Garth Snow is actually considering this he is an even bigger fool than I suspected.

Posted by Iggy Rules on 07/22/11 at 07:21 PM ET

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awesome

Posted by Denver Wings on 07/22/11 at 11:04 PM ET

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