Thursday, March 13, 2008

Yashin Still Wants To Play For Senators


According to agent Mark Gandler who was interviewed in a piece that runs in today's Ottawa Citizen. As usual, it's all about the money as far as Gandler is concerned. You ask Gandler a hockey question and he gives you a money answer. Hugh Adami has the story.


"Yashin is making a "significant amount" in salary, Gandler said, enjoys playing back home and is very comfortable with the quality of life as a professional hockey player in Russia. Gandler said the team uses chartered planes for road trips, has a Mercedes-Benz bus and stays in fine accommodations that may not have the grand lobbies found in five-star North American hotels, but are first-class just the same.

Though Gandler said players in the Super League aren't pampered as they are in the NHL -- "They have to carry their (equipment) bags from the bus to the locker-room" -- they're "well-treated" by their clubs. ......

Gandler hasn't given up on getting Yashin signed by Ottawa, though he seems a little more realistic now than he was last June when he suggested that Yashin would be a perfect fit as a reborn Senator. "... Ottawa isn't a team that is courting Alexei (at the present time) ... Maybe he doesn't fit in Ottawa at all. We don't know because there are other (players in Ottawa who now hold the centre roles). But Alexei is certainly capable of being a No. 1 centre or a No. 2 centre ... and he can play wing." ....

He should be paid what he's worth. We're not asking that he be paid (more) because of his name. Just what he's worth today."


6 comments:

Matt said...

They should sign him to a $10M deal. But in small print at the bottom include two very important words. "Two" and "way". Gandler wouldn't even read the small print, and before he knew it Alexei would be riding the bus in Bingo!! He deserves it.

Anonymous said...

He isn't worth much in Ottawa or anywhere for that matter. Thats what he doesn't understand. Show up for a game once and while. Too much talent, not enough emoition.

Anonymous said...

You have got to start putting YOUR OWN take on these articles. All you've been doing lately is link to articles that I've already read in the paper. What do YOU think about these stories?

Jeremy Milks said...

anonymous,

thanks for the orders but I think that I'll run my blog how I see fit.

Perhaps you should write a blog and let everyone know how you feel about things. I'm sure that would be more interesting for you.

Anonymous said...

Nn no. Im not bashing. Im just saying that I read this blog because I appreciate your perspective. that's all.

brian5or6 said...

how about you take this blog and shove it up your arse...