Wednesday, June 6, 2007


Goodbye human drain Alexei Yashin. The Islanders have bought out the remaining years of "franchise player" Yashin's contract. If you watched the Islanders in the playoffs, you might have had a hard time spotting Yashin, though he was on the ice.

The New York Islanders have bought out the remaining four years of center Alexei Yashin's 10-year, $87.5 million contract.

Yashin was owed $26.45 million on the deal. But under the NHL's collective bargaining agreement, the Islanders are allowed to pay two-thirds of the remainder -- $17.63 million -- over the next eight years to buy him out, reported Newsday, which first reported the move. The team will be charged $2.2 million per season against the salary cap for the buyout.


Rage said...

How flipping sweet is that? He gets to go cash a check for 17.6 million.

What a world. What a world.

Good to see you back, Shmee.

Shmee said...

And, he is dating a supermodel.

Thanks! I missed it around here.

Rage said...

Supermodel? Really?

F*** banking, I should have been a hockey player.

Shmee said...
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Shmee said...

Oops, that was me accidentally deleting.

He is dating Carol Alt. My hockey gossip for the day.