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04-29-2007, 01:00 PM
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Yashin in DC

What about trading Alexey Yashin from NY Islanders.He has 7.6 mln $.
He will have good chemistry with Ovechkin and Semin.

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Acquiring Yashin would poison the entire rebuild. The Caps front office wouldn't spend that kind of coin on a player that's worth his high price tag, let alone one that really isn't. Yashin would tie up a big chunk of payroll over the next four years that would be far better spent on more worthwhile players that can turn the organization into a winner. The Islanders may buy him out for that very reason.

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Keep Yashin away from your young stars at all costs. His salary and attitude are things the Caps don't need at all.

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What about trading Alexey Yashin from NY Islanders.He has 7.6 mln $.
He will have good chemistry with Ovechkin and Semin.
And how would one know who Ovy and Semin would have chemistry with?

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Keep Yashin out of DC until after that massive contract is gone.

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What about trading Alexey Yashin from NY Islanders.He has 7.6 mln $.
He will have good chemistry with Ovechkin and Semin.
It's the Jagr situation all over again, an over paid player who only shows up when he feels like it...he's exactly the player McPhee and Leonsis have said they dont want to bring in

how has he shown that he has chemistry with Ovy or Semin, from a few games at the olympics?

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04-29-2007, 05:19 PM
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I'll bet $5 that Yashin is bought out this offseason. As for Yashin in DC, no.

With guys like Yashin, Kovalev etc. the production is tempting, but I honestly think acquisitions like that would prevent the Alexes from reaching their full potential. It's a triple whammy (salary, attitude, f-ing up other members of the team).

No.

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I just vomited a little bit in my mouth.

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yashin did look pretty decent with Ovechkin at the Olympics.


But lets be realistic here, no team in their right mind is going to give the Islanders something to take that contract.

If the Isles gave up a good prospect, then MAYBE a team might bite.

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What about trading Alexey Yashin from NY Islanders.He has 7.6 mln $.
He will have good chemistry with Ovechkin and Semin.
smack yourself, hard.

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yashin did look pretty decent with Ovechkin at the Olympics.


But lets be realistic here, no team in their right mind is going to give the Islanders something to take that contract.

If the Isles gave up a good prospect, then MAYBE a team might bite.
so did Kozlov, he be a helluva alot cheaper

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What if Yashin gets bought out and then could be signed for say $1M for one or two years as a UFA? That way, he would take a lesser contract as the NYI would be paying him some of his salary. I still don't think I'd sign him, but the price would certainly be better.

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What if Yashin gets bought out and then could be signed for say $1M for one or two years as a UFA? That way, he would take a lesser contract as the NYI would be paying him some of his salary. I still don't think I'd sign him, but the price would certainly be better.
it's not so much the money, (even if he's signed at the price you said), it's that he lacks the character and work ethic that has been the face of the team along with Ovechkin for the past two seasons

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I agree with you, but a few of the earlier posts weren't as decisive, so I was throwing a wrench into their thoughts to see if anyone would bite. I think it's funny that so many people think the Caps should go sign every Russian player, because they would have good chemistry with the Alex's.

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I don't even want Yashin in DC if he's with the visiting team.

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If I'm a Caps fan, I don't want Yashin if he's FREE.

He's a cancer.

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I'm an Isles fan and even though I think his time here is done, I think in Washington Yasin would be a great addition.

Yashin is a point per game player, he just can't be depended on to set the tone. I see Ovechkin being that player for the Caps and Semin as his second in command. Add the grit of Clark bring over Backstrom and I see the type of environment that Yashin was never given on Long Island to succeed.

I personally don't think it is too far off to think Yashin could be traded to DC, especially considering that his is a declining contract. His salary resets to lower cap numbers as the Caps will need it to drop as opposed to trying to lure the top FA centers that may not want to wait for the Caps to develop into a contender and who will have large cap numbers every year of their contract.

Not saying it's set in stone, I just won't be suprised if it happened.

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No! No! No!

Someone please close this thread due to foul language.

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Yashin is a point per game player, he just can't be depended on to set the tone. I see Ovechkin being that player for the Caps and Semin as his second in command. Add the grit of Clark bring over Backstrom and I see the type of environment that Yashin was never given on Long Island to succeed.
Yashin hasn't been a point per game player since his first season in LI, 5 frigging years ago.

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Yashin hasn't been a point per game player since his first season in LI, 5 frigging years ago.
Agreed, however Yashing was having a very good season until he got injured.

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I'm an Isles fan and even though I think his time here is done, I think in Washington Yasin would be a great addition.

Yashin is a point per game player, he just can't be depended on to set the tone. I see Ovechkin being that player for the Caps and Semin as his second in command. Add the grit of Clark bring over Backstrom and I see the type of environment that Yashin was never given on Long Island to succeed.

I personally don't think it is too far off to think Yashin could be traded to DC, especially considering that his is a declining contract. His salary resets to lower cap numbers as the Caps will need it to drop as opposed to trying to lure the top FA centers that may not want to wait for the Caps to develop into a contender and who will have large cap numbers every year of their contract.

Not saying it's set in stone, I just won't be suprised if it happened.
smack yourself, harder.

No one is going to trade for Yashin. That declining salary that you speak of is still over 6.6 million per. Why would anyone want to pay a player like Yashin that much money over the next 4 years? He is useless in the playoffs, gutless, and is a mid 60's point player (if he can stay healthy).

Besides the fact he is Russian, and is named Alexei (which is close to Alex) he is exactly the opposite of what the Caps (and every other team in the NHL) are looking for.

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What about trading Alexey Yashin from NY Islanders.He has 7.6 mln $.
He will have good chemistry with Ovechkin and Semin.
Not in this lifetime. The fact that he and Ovechkin play together on team Russia is already too much contact.

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I'm an Isles fan and even though I think his time here is done, I think in Washington Yasin would be a great addition.

Yashin is a point per game player, he just can't be depended on to set the tone. I see Ovechkin being that player for the Caps and Semin as his second in command. Add the grit of Clark bring over Backstrom and I see the type of environment that Yashin was never given on Long Island to succeed.

I personally don't think it is too far off to think Yashin could be traded to DC, especially considering that his is a declining contract. His salary resets to lower cap numbers as the Caps will need it to drop as opposed to trying to lure the top FA centers that may not want to wait for the Caps to develop into a contender and who will have large cap numbers every year of their contract.

Not saying it's set in stone, I just won't be suprised if it happened.
Actually, cap numbers don't fluctuate over the life of a contract. The cap hit is the average a player makes over the duration of the entire contract. Yashin's payroll number may (and will) change but his cap hit ($7.415M) will not change while he's on his current contract. $7.415M is terrible value for what you yourself admit is moreso a complimentary player.

It would be a disaster to bring in Yashin...Jagr redux. If McPhee does that then he's toast.

A more reasonable addition would be Fedorov, with his $6.08M cap hit & payroll number next year and then his contract is up. Let him mentor the Alexs and provide the two-way play of Zubrus with better playmaking ability and puck poise. If Fedorov is happy in DC and the experiment works then he can re-up on a more reasonable contract in line with what he brings to the table at this point in his career. If not, he can walk next summer and there's not much lost in the process.

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