Sunday, July 22, 2007

NEI's (Nuclear Energy Institute) Eric McErlain Is A Hockey Fan?

Attention Anti Nuclear Bloggers...seems that NEI Blogs blogger and chief also writes for AOL's NHL Fanhouse. I'd suggest you all run over and give him a WARM WELCOME. So you can get a style for his writing style and hockey knowledge, have posted one of his articles with my reply to him here for your amusement.

Yashin on a Rocket to Russia

Apparently not satisfied with a number of low-ball offers to stay in the NHL, several outlets are reporting that center and former New York Islanders captain Alexei Yashin is leaving North America to sign a one-year contract to play for Locomotiv in the Russian Super League. Financial terms were not disclosed.

It's been a tough few months for Yashin. Even before the Islanders bought him out of his absurd contract following the end of the season, they more or less made it clear that he'd be stripped of the captaincy in order to convince free agent Ryan Smyth to stay on Long Island.

Then came having to suffer the indignity of having Isles GM Garth Snow give Yashin a vote of confidence, rapidly followed by the actual buyout, one that implicitly laid the blame for the team's woes over the past few seasons on Yashin's doorstep.

Then again, I'm not sure what sort of reception Yashin and his agents thought he would get. With $4 million per year already in his pocket from his Islanders buyout, what team in the world would be looking to overpay for a center entering his mid-30s after several years of declining production and a well-established reputation for soft play?

Still, one burning question remains before Yashin abandons his mansion on Long Island: Is he taking Carol Alt back to Russia with him? The aging investment bankers of Manhattan would like to know.

Thanks to Paul Kukla for the initial report.
Royce Penstinger's Reply/Comment:

1. Gee Eric, imagine my surprise finding you here on AOL's NHL Fanhouse. Had no idea that such a rabid Pro Nuclear hack drawing a paycheck from the nuclear lobbyist over at NEI(Nuclear Energy Institute)would also have and interest in what Alexei Yashin of the New York Islanders was/is up too. Tell me, do you think he supports Entergy's failing Indian Point nuclear reactors that are leaking tritium and strontium 90 into the Hudson River remaining open? Is he supportive of this trouble plagued plant being relicensed for 20 more years? Do you think there is a chance New York's close proximity to Indian Point is playing a part in his decision to jump to the Russian Super Leaque?

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