Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/9/14

UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 22: Alexei Yashin #79 of the New York Islanders skates to the bench against the Pittsburgh Penguins on March 22, 2007 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders won 3-1. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Former Ottawa Senators star Alexei Yashin is back in Canada's capital city, this time as a hockey executive with Russia's women's hockey team. Yashin was recently named general manager of the club in an attempt to help his home country's chances of earning a medal at next year's Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He is now overseeing the team at the women's world championships in Ottawa. Yashin doesn't sit in the stands and watch practice, he instead is out on the ice participating in drills and giving the women tips. ''I saw the biggest opportunity where I can really help,'' Yashin said. ''I saw a lot of things I could bring to the table. ''These girls, they needed some spark and some attention toward them. I was hoping I could bring certain things that other people can't with some of my experience and connections.'' Russia didn't win a game in last year's world championship in Burlington, Vt., but could finish no worse than sixth because they were seeded in the top group. The...
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