Posted April 07, 2013 on AP on Fox
Gettyimage.ashx_url_http_3a_2f_2fcache.gettyimages.com_2fxc_2f73860441.jpg_3fv_3d1_26c_3dewsasset_26k_3d2_26d_3d77bfba49ef8789215abf3343c02ea548be1f6019eaf2ff63494f34a779c837f96b66911cb4fb289e
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 ...
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Giants shut out Pirates, advance to NLDS

Cowboys' Spillman accused of rape at team hotel

Report: Patriots benched WR for mouthing off to coach

Jose Bautista busts up reporter over Twitter

Sammy Watkins calls out EJ Manuel

Larry Donnell benches himself in fantasy, loses because of it

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Josh Gordon says NFL’s drug policy is harrassment

Steve Smith: Ron Rivera hid in his office after cutting me

Rondo hoping for an opening night return from broken hand

Jon Gruden on Raiders job: 'I'm not thinking about coaching'

Tom Brady defends not congratulating Garoppolo on TD

Ohio State student who ran on field loses full scholarship

ESPN reporter announces she has breast cancer

Byron Scott explains why Kobe wouldn't make a good coach

Hibbert texts Duncan for advice on being like Spurs

Belichick repeats moving 'on to Cincinnati' during presser

Donald Sterling’s wife called the cops on V. Stiviano

WATCH: Mayweather shocked someone doesn’t know who he is

Who is the new face of MLB?

NHL 15 predicts the LA Kings win the Cup again

J.J. Watt buys his mom a new car for her birthday

Ranking the NFL coaches already sitting on the hot seat

WATCH: Smith tells Panthers to go home and mow his lawn

The best games on the NFL slate in Week 5

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Cowboys player accused of rape

Scott: Kobe would not be a good coach

Pats WR benched for mouthing off?

Sammy Watkins calls out EJ Manuel

Donnell benches himself in fantasy and loses

Gordon: Drug policy is harrassment

Who is the new face of baseball?

Steve Smith blasts Panthers coach, GM

What will the A’s look like in 2015?

All-Disappointment Team in MLB

Ryan Lochte: Phelps made dumb decision

WATCH: Brett Favre in new commercial

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.