Yashin Takes Hometown Discount
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Alexei Yashin settled for less money by signing with Lokomotiv Yaroslav, according to an interview posted only hours ago by Sport Express.
In the interview, Yashin revealed that every other offer he received was for more money, but said that he chose to sign with Lokomotiv for what Sport Express calls "a modest salary" because of family reasons, as well as his familiarity with the team and the area.
Yashin played for Lokomotiv during the 2004-05 lockout and considers Yaroslavl to be his second hockey home, mentioning by name several friends and former teammates (Ivan Tkachenko, Igor Ulanov, Dimitri Krastokin, and Dimitri Vlasenkov) that he looks forward to catching up with, adding that he's also looking forward to playing alongside goalie Semen Varlamov, "whom I've heard a lot about."