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from SovSport (rough Russian translation),
The famous 38-year-old forward Alexei Yashin, who after last season, parted with CSKA Moscow, intends to pursue a career in North America. A variant of the “Motorist” from his home in Yekaterinburg longer interests him
- Yashin, considering the transition to the NHL - said last night told “Soviet Sport” Sergei Begishevo player’s agent, Mark Gandler. - Moreover, we already have a concrete offer from a club.
- In 38 years? This decision was influenced by both an example of Jaromir Jagr, who successfully returned to the NHL in the same venerable age of hockey’s standards?
- Alex feels that a few years in the big hockey he still has. With the “physics”, everything is smooth, with a spirit - too.
On Tuesday, Katie Strang of Newsday reported that Alexei Yashin skated with the New York Islanders at the team facility in Syosset, New York. There have been many reports surrounding Yashin, the Islanders, and his reason for being in New York. I don’t think the Islanders have anything to lose by bringing Yashin in on a training camp tryout.
While the team has nothing to lose in bringing Yashin in for a tryout, they have everything to lose if he is given a chance to make the team. GM Garth Snow and owner Charles Wang have a long love affair with Yashin, but it will kill the development of the Islanders and what the team has tried to build over the last few seasons if he is given a shot to make the team.
from Brett Cyrgalis of the NY Post,
One of the biggest financial blunders in Islanders history might be close to returning.
Alexei Yashin is working out at the team’s training facility in Syosset, L.I., and is in negotiations with the team on a possible new contract, Yashin’s agent Mark Gandler confirmed to The Post yesterday.
Gandler said there has been no advancement in negotiations over the weekend since the story was first reported in Newsday on Friday. Although he would not discuss the details of the proposed arrangement, Gandler said he’s having on-going conversations with Islanders general manager Garth Snow about bringing the 37-year-old Yashin back.
from Mike Brophy of Sportsnet,
Yashin? Back in the NHL? With the team that bought him out?
Go ahead and laugh all you want because regardless of what happens with Yashin, the Islanders have poised themselves to take a significant step foreword next season.
Having missed the playoffs the past four seasons and in five of the past six years, there is certainly no guarantee the Islanders will make it into the post-season in 2011-12. However, based on their solid play in the second half of last season coupled with the fact they have a fine group of young and developing players, it shouldn’t be considered entirely farfetched.
There are fans who will have no trouble with Alexei’s return on a cheap contract and without having to give up players to get him. I can understand that. But there will be plenty of others who will see this as somebody’s idea of a wicked joke.
The Islanders need 100% of their fans 100% proud of their franchise so they can rock the vote, write to the newspapers, call the politicians, pressure NIFA. Can the Islanders really be this tone-deaf to their fanbase?
I cannot believe that Snow, even if it was “suggested” to him to play along, would not stand up, be a manager and say, “This is not the time.”
-Chris Botta of NYI Point Blank where you can read more on the Yashin back to the Islanders talk…
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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from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
“What actually happened is that the Islanders called me before they took him on waivers,” said Yashin, who left the Islanders on good terms with owner Charles Wang and GM Garth Snow. “I spoke with Garth and I expressed my opinion about how good Evgeni is as a person and as a goalie. What happened after, why he chose not to come to Islanders, I can’t really say anything because it wasn’t my decision.”
Yashin is an unrestricted free agent after the season. Would he consider a return to the NHL?
“Every year is a different situation, a new situation, you never know what’s going to happen,” said Yashin. “My contract is expiring. I will look around at what the best situation is for me next year.”
This week we will continue to look at former NHL players who are now playing in Europe.
Jagr is clearly not the offensive force that he was in his heyday with the Pittsburgh Penguins, but he has become quite a mentor to younger KHL players, while recording 14 points in 19 games for sixth place Avangard Omsk. However, Jagr’s most impressive feat this year was leading an undermanned Czech squad to World Championship gold against a heavily favoured Russian squad that featured Ovechkin, Malkin, Datsyuk and Gonchar.
HC Slovan Bratislava
Satan is hoping to land another midseason NHL contract as he did with the Boston Bruins last year. In the meantime, Satan registered eight points during a three game contract with Slovan Bratislava of the Slovak league. Satan can still find the back of the net and may yet have another crack at the NHL.
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Today’s three cheers for those who deserve as much from their performances of a night ago:
***Cheers to Derek Stepan of the New York Rangers, who burst onto the NHL scene last night with a hat trick in his first career game. Dallas’ Fabian Brunnstrom was the last player to manage three goals in his NHL debut and Stepan became the fourth player in league history to accomplish the feat. That it came against the reigning Vezina Trophy winner in Buffalo’s Ryan Miller, too, makes the performance that much more impressive. If Stepan’s contributions in the early-going are any indicator, New York will fare far better than some of us may have predicted.
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from Greg Logan of Newsday,
One year ago at this time, the Islanders made the stunning .announcement of their decision to buy out the final four years of controversial captain Alexei Yashin’s 10-year contract. Now, Yashin’s return on a one-year contract next season is under .discussion, but general manager Garth Snow and owner Charles Wang so far have balked at their former star’s asking price.
Agent Marc Gandler, who represents Yashin, said he last spoke with Snow on Thursday when there was no progress .toward an agreement.
From Michael Russo, Russo’s Rants at the Star Tribune,
Funny, last year when I wrote at the Draft that the Wild was going to pursue Alexei Yashin, people didn’t believe me even though it was true. Now it’s being reported the Wild has interest in Yashin and people believe it when it’s not true.
I’ve been told as of now Yashin’s name has not come up within Wild offices and it has not had conversations with Yashin’s agent, Mark Gandler, as has been reported.
Here’s the deal: the Wild had genuine interest in Yashin last summer when it was reported he’d be willing to sign for little money. The Wild made an offer, and Yashin responded by asking for multiple millions of dollars, according to people in the know.
That left a sour taste in the Wild’s mouth, and as of now, it has no interest in revisiting him despite the strong season he had in Russia. That could change, of course, but this is what I’m being led to believe now.
more on the off-season in Minnesota
From Bruce Garrioch at the Ottawa Sun,
It’s believed the Wild and Canadiens have held talks with Yashin’s agents.
The 35-year-old Yashin, a former No. 1 pick of the Senators, had 43 points in 56 games this season with Yaroslavl. He returned to his homeland after receiving a $17.6-million US buyout from the Islanders last summer.
“Some teams were asking me about (Yashin) at the under-18 championships in (Kazan, Russia last month),” said agent Todd Diamond. “We had a few teams that were inquiring. He had a great year over there. He was the MVP of the league and he was the leading scorer in the playoffs.”
from Moscow News,
Loko clinched its first final in five years thanks in part to the performance of acquisition Alexei Yashin, who signed a one-year deal last season, and whose arrival was greeted with great excitement by the Russian hockey world.
Here was one of Russia’s top players, a star originally from Yekaterin-burg who went to the NHL, and whose career was by no means washed up, agreeing to come back to his homeland. This even though he left behind probably more money, and disadvantaged his parents, who now live in Canada, and his girlfriend, former supermodel Carol Alt, in New York.
It signaled that the league, just as it was preparing to revamp itself into a serious challenger for hockey global supremacy, was legit. And it seems that Yashin enjoyed a bit of a lift in Russia in his slumping career
I asked Carol Alt about hockey, but blanked on the name of her boyfriend, Alexei Yashin. Not my fault, I am a Western Conference guy. She mentioned that she talks to Yashin daily, and that he is enjoying the season with Russian Super League team Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, where he has 5 goals and 9 assists in 19 games.
more on Yashin and PJ buys a hotdog from Jennie Finch…