He led Carolina with 62 points in 1998-99, but this season, as a restricted free agent unable to come to contract terms, he's sitting out. A 6'4", 210-pound bruiser, Primeau, 28, soon may be traded to a team willing to pay his price.
He also led his team, Ottawa, in scoring last season, with 94 points, and has one year remaining on his contract but has chosen to sit out this year rather than honor it. At 26, the 6'3", 225-pound Yashin is also trade bait.
The Verdict: Even though Yashin is the bigger headache, he's a better player and gets the nod.