Ottawa Senators Flashbacks: Analysing Alexei Yashin’s Legacy

Apr 22, 2015; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; A general view of the Ottawa Senators logo outside of the Canadian Tire Centre prior to game four of the first round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 22, 2015; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; A general view of the Ottawa Senators logo outside of the Canadian Tire Centre prior to game four of the first round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports /
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Still A Great Player

Who’s to know how much better he could have been if it wasn’t for all of the off-ice shenanigans. Yashin was the beginning of a generation who stood up to teams, and stood up for themselves. Many may call it selfish, however, he was never earning anywhere near his points output. Hockey is a short career after all.

491 points in 504 games is remarkable. 0.974 PPG, without the off-ice drama, I believe he would’e comfortably been a point per game player.

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Ranking third all-time for points in the red and white, unfortunately for him, the man who took the captaincy from him, would also steal all of the plaudits down the line.