Further Off-Ice Drama
The $1,000,000 pledge to the NAC in Ottawa was another disaster, turning into a personal donation.
1999/2000 season would have the Sens fans believing they had seen this all before, they had, and Alexei Yashin was once again refusing to honour his contract. Arguing that he was earning half of what he ought to be earning. The circus around his off-ice affairs eventually accumulating into a trade to the New York Islanders.
Clearly to this day, the anger still resides in many Sens fans, who feel that Alexei turned his back on a team that invested a lot into him.