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.
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.