From what I've read it's the remaining portion of the contract money at 3/4 I believe. Take the remaining money double the years left and the payments goes over that time. From what was in the Newsday they would owe Yashin 20 million over 10 yrs as he has 5 yrs left. Not sure where the 20 million is coming from as I know he has much more than that left on the deal. It would be a 2 million Cap hit for that time from what I understand. Again I pretty sure these are the #'s but I'm postive they have one more chance to buy him out this summer. When i find the exact language I will post it.
I've pretty much seen the same numbers, except that the buyout after the season is 2/3 of the remaining contract if you do it by June 30th. I'm not quite sure about what is remainng on the contract, but it's somewhere around $20 million after the 24% rollback.
Teams will continue to be able to buyout players after any given season--what made last summer special was that the buyout didn't count against the salary cap; unlike seasons to come.
I believe that Yashin will be bought out this summer.
If Sutter is named GM/coach, you can increase those odds. Yashin is about as far from a Brent Sutter type player as you can get.
Wang is patient, but he also has his ears open. Hence Milbury "decided" to resign as GM.
One would have to be deaf, dumb and blind (or in utter denial) not to understand that Yashin is anathema to a team winning anything. Better to take the approx. $2 mil per year hit to the cap for several years than have to ride out that monstrousity of a contract blunder for another half-decade. Life's too short.