FanShot

Ten years ago, a selfish Russian superstar wanted more money from the Ottawa Senators. Alexei...

26

Ten years ago, a selfish Russian superstar wanted more money from the Ottawa Senators. Alexei Yashin was traded out of town because his greed and personality did not fall in line with the values of our city. What we wanted was a Canadian-born centre to take Yashin's place; a guy who could produce at the same level as the Russian star, without the high drama; a player who was committed to our community for the long-term. We got him. And now we're ready to run him out of town.

Ian Mendes on the Jason Spezza situation