Ottawa Senators & Their History Of Messy “Break-Ups”

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Alexei Yashin



Yashin in his after-Ottawa home

The first star player, and the first player selected in the NHL entry draft for a young franchise.  Yashin was beloved for a time, but contract holdouts and a renege on a million dollar donation to the NAC soured the fans on the centre.

THE BREAK-UP – Ottawa dealt Yashin to the Islanders at the 2001 draft, netting a package that included Zdeno Chara and the draft pick that would become Jason Spezza.

AFTER THE SENS: Yashin played 5 seasons for the Islanders before being bought out of the remaining 4 years of his contract, which the Islanders are still paying $2.2M per year for.


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Topics: Alexei Yashin, Dominik Hasek, Marian Hossa, Ottawa Senators, Ray Emery, Robin Lehner, Strained Relationships, Trades, Zdeno Chara

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  • Godless Anonymous

    Well ,after the NHL strike i had a hard time watching games with these spoiled brats making all that money and demanding more,these so called athletes live in a totally different world and are completely disconnected with the average citizen,but now i wont even care about watching any Sens games or any other team for that matter and to Alfie ,are you fn kidding me? Detroit win a Stanley ? Have you started taking drugs lad? Bye to hockey and good riddance! I have already canceled my tv subscription, hockey was the only thing i had it for and now i have no need for it at all ty !