Charles Wang to sell Islanders

It’s over. Sound the bells and let the villagers know it’s safe to come out: the witch is finally dead. Okay, calling him a witch might be a little on the strong side, but Charles Wang hasn’t exactly been the most endearing person in the world since taking over as owner of the New York Islanders way back in 2000. The embattled owner has finally sold the team. Former Washington...
Via Sports-Glory
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Islanders’ Alexei Yashin nightmare finally ends after 2014-15

The Islanders are guaranteed to have at least one thing to celebrate at the end of the 2014-15 season. No, that doesn’t mean they’ll win the Cup or even make the playoffs. That statement refers to the fact Alexei Yashin finally comes off the books at the end of the season after what seems like an eternity for the Islanders. Yashin last skated in the NHL back in 2006-07, but the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

The Islanders’ Alexei Yashin nightmare finally ends after 2014-15

The Islanders are guaranteed to have at least one thing to celebrate at the end of the 2014-15 season. No, that doesn’t mean they’ll win the Cup or even make the playoffs. That statement refers to the fact Alexei Yashin finally comes off the books at the end of the season after what seems like an eternity for the Islanders. Yashin last skated in the NHL back in 2006-07, but the...
Via Bloguin Best
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

What if the Red Wings traded Steve Yzerman in the mid 90′s?

With the Red Wings on the eve of their 23rd straight playoff appearance (I was going into second grade by the way) you can’t help but be cliché and reminisce about the past seasons leading up to tomorrow’s game against the Boston Bruins. The disappointment in 93, 94, 95 and 96 with playoff losses to Toronto, San Jose, New Jersey (Cup Finals) and Colorado respectively. Finally...
Via The Majors Detroit
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Rick DiPietro, Alexei Yashin Headline Worst Moves Made By Islanders (Photos)

The New York Islanders are definitely not a hockey organization known for making the best trades to improve their team. In fact, the team’s trade history probably reads like a horror story to its fans. From the organization’s most recent blunder with Thomas Vanek, to infamous, big-money deals that didn’t work out, the Islanders would probably lose if they played a game against...
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Nichushkin selection to Team Russia causing rift in leadership

When Team Russia announced their roster for the 2014 Winter Olympics, Valeri Nichushkin‘s name being on it was a bit of a surprise. After all, he’s just 18 years old and he doesn’t have a long history of international experience. According to a report from Russia, his selection has caused a bit of a rift between Team Russia’s coach and GM. Russian coach Zinetula Bilyaletdinov...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

No torn allegiances for LeBlanc with Sens in town

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Anthony LeBlanc lived in Ottawa for 17 years and was a Senators season ticket holder for that entire run. So how will the Coyotes president and CEO suppress his emotions when his favorite team for the better part of two decades skates onto the Arena ice on Tuesday? "It's going to be an interesting night," LeBlanc said, laughing. "Having...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Not Being Laughed At This Year

from David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail, It is only fitting that this wonky, lockout-shortened NHL season should come down to the final days with a couple of oddballs actually playing a game with playoff implications. Both the Toronto Maple Leafs and the New York Islanders are in good shape to make the postseason. The Leafs can make it for the first time in nine years if...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Yashin helps Russian women's club on ice

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'...
Via AP on Fox
April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

N. American and Russians to meet in Sandy benefit

Former NHL players from North America and Russia are going to play a game to benefit the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. The Prudential Center announced late Monday that the legends game will be played on Apr. 13 at 1 p.m. with all proceeds going to the relief fund. Among the former Devils who intend to play on the North American squad are Ken Daneyko, Bruce Driver, Grant...
Via AP on Fox
April 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Alexei Yashin Wants Your Money... For Charity

  Thanks to Twitter follower @1mattstephenson for bringing to our attention the news that Alexei Yashin and his actress/supermodel wife Carol Alt are making themselves available for charity. By visiting the website, the public can bid on a number of opportunities to spend time with celebrities. You can play a round of golf with Alice Cooper, learn the art...
Via The 6th Sens
March 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Zdeno Chara Was Traded to the Senators for Alexei Yashin in 2001

The Islanders let a good one slip away in 2001 when they traded current Bruins captain Zdeno Chara to the Senators for Alexei Yashin. The Isles had selected Chara in the third round (56th overall) of the 1996 NHL draft and made his NHL debut in the 1997-98 season. In four years with the Islanders, he scored six goals, notched 23 assists and well over 300 PIMs. He spent the next four...
January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Which Defenseman Did the Islanders Trade to the Senators in 2001 to Acquire Alexei Yashin?

The Islanders have made a couple of crazy acquisitions and contract signings in their day and one in particular had to do with forward Alexei Yashin. The Isles coughed up a pretty good blue-liner for the Sens sniper and that defenseman has budded into one of the league’s best. Which defenseman was sent to the Senators in exchange for Yashin in 2001? Answer The Four’s Trivia Question...
January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Rick DiPietro, Alexei Yashin Contracts Among Top 10 Worst Deals in NHL History (Photos)

Hockey players make peanuts compared to the all-stars of the NBA, MLB and NFL, but that certainly doesn’t mean there aren’t a handful of high-rollers skating at an arena near you. For every superstar that’s earning his multimillions, there are about two or three ripping their owner off, for lack of a better term. Baseball has its Alex Rodriguezs and Barry Zitos while the NBA...
January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

On this Date in Senators History: Alfie Scores First NHL Hat-Trick

  If you were to ask any Senators fan to draw a connection and recall some history between the city of Hartford and the Senators, most would probably answer that it's the place where Wade Redden's career went to die.  While very true, Hartford is also the place where, seventeen years ago today, Daniel Alfredsson scored the first of his ten career NHL hat-tricks...
Via The 6th Sens
November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Will There Be a New CBA?

The free agency hubbub has died down to zero.  The Olympics are over (where the closest thing to hockey is field hockey and that seems more of a soccer/lacrosse hybrid).  So the rush to come to a new collective bargaining agreement must be on, right?  Right? .....oh never mind.Clearly neither side seems in a hurry to reach an agreement before the existing CBA runs out on September...
Via On the Duck Pond
August 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Alexei Yashin Won’t Return to New York Islanders

Alexei Yashin is poised to make a return to the NHL according to his agent Mark Gandler. “We already have a concrete offer from a club,” he said. So now the question is, who is that club? Of course the first rumor is going to be the New York Islanders. However, the Islanders bought out [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via Next Level Sports Network
July 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Yashin Has A “Concrete” Offer From An NHL Team

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...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 20, 2012  |  Discuss

A Cautionary Tale To The Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins and their star captain Sidney Crosby have agreed to a new monster, 12 year $104 million contract. It keeps Crosby in a Penguins sweater for years to come, but is it worth it? The Penguins are investing a lot of money and time into a player that at any moment can suffer another blow to the head and end his career. Crosby is a great player when he is healthy...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
June 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Let the Countdown to January 24th Begin

  As much I looked forward to last night’s ‘meaningful’ installment in the Battle of Ontario, the one game on Ottawa’s six game road trip that I am most interested in is Kyle Turris’ return to the desert on January 24th. Despite having published a number of posts that conveyed the point that as a young player who had produced some promising offensive results proportionate...
Via The 6th Sens
January 19, 2012  |  Discuss

KHL All Star Game

The KHL All Star Game will be played this Saturday in Riga, Latvia. It is always interesting to see which players make the AHL All Star rosters as almost all of them have been seen in North America in the past. The game is West Conference against East Conference. Each team has a big name player as their captain. In the past it was Team Jaromir Jagr representing the East and Team...
Via Kukla's Korner
January 17, 2012  |  Discuss
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