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The 37-year-old former captain said today he’s just “enjoying skating with the guys” and hasn’t settled on plans for next season.
Yashin has been working out at IceWorks with nearly the entire Islanders veteran roster for the past few weeks and did so again today after attending last night’s rookie game at the Coliseum, where he sat for two periods with owner Charles Wang and GM Garth Snow.
The NHL has training camps starting soon and a number of teams have made some great additions during the off-season. The LA Kings are one of those teams, but they’re having trouble signing Drew Doughty, one of the teams best young players and perhaps the top defenseman on the roster.
The LA Kings don’t need distractions heading into the regular season and making a deal might be the teams best move if some headway doesn’t happen soon with contract talks. The latest trade rumor as reported on Bleacher Report has the Kings making a deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The 36-year-old unrestricted free agent is hanging out at his South Florida home still pondering his future.
“There have been discussions with several teams,” his agent, Ian Pulver, told ESPN.com on Monday. “Bryan is still considering his options.”
The New Jersey Devils training camp doesn’t open until tomorrow but already the three-time NHL champs are skating on thin ice, The Post has learned.
The attendance-challenged, heavily indebted team missed its Sept. 1 loan payment, giving its lenders a breakaway chance to push the team into bankruptcy, a source with direct knowledge of the situation said.
“The Devils are blowing up,” the source said.
Drew Doughty has shot down a nine-year deal worth $61.2 million, and perhaps now it’s time for the Kings to consider dealing him. The idea seemed insane to me a month ago, and even though I questioned his personality and if he should be the cornerstone of the Kings, plenty of fans came to his defense.
With these new reports from Nick Kypreos, NBC Sports and the LA Times it may be wise to reconsider the no way, no how trade stance. Franchise blueliners don’t grow on trees, but neither do 21-year-olds fresh off of a concussion-shortened season that turn down nearly $7 million a year.