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Friday, October 15, 1999
Yashin rumours abound
California-based agent Ron Salcer could be working as a third party to bring the Yashin camp and the Senators back together, said Pat Reid, the Ottawa-based businessman and sports administrator who brokered the ill-fated Yashin-National Arts Centre deal.
"I've had a couple of people tell me Salcer has jumped in. I don't know if it's on Yashin's behalf or the Senators' behalf," Reid told SLAM! Sports Friday morning.
Salcer's possible involvment doesn't mean Yashin has fired agent Mark Gandler, said Reid. "I'm sure Gandler's got an iron-clad deal with Yashin and there's no way he's going to let that guy (Yashin) off the hook," said Reid. "If Yashin and the club work through a third party like Salcer, they can both say they haven't talked to each other and do things quietly."
Salcer couldn't be reached for comment.
Gandler, meanwhile, told the Ottawa Sun he is still working on Yashin's behalf.
"I'm not going to make any comments because I don't have time to deal with this nonsense," said Gandler.