Yashin Named Islanders Captain

Today Alexei Yashin officially became the Islanders 10th captain in its history. With Peca now playing for the Oilers, the Islanders needed someone to step in and fill the leadership void. One has to wonder how well the Islanders can do this year with Yashin as their undisputed leader. His heart and leadership have always been questioned, especially with recent playoff performances, and especially when he played for the Senators against the Maple Leafs. He can be the best player on the ice, but also one of the worst when his heart isn’t in the game. Although he can be counted on for nearly a point a game, there are still many doubts surrounding how well he can lead the Islander squad.

What do all you Islander fans think about Yashin wearing the C for your team?


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