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#1 OFFLINE   damned

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 01:25 PM

Eric Staal heard the buzz. He heard that Alexander Semin, his new teammate, did not have the work ethic to match his immense skill. He heard the phrases 'coach killer' and 'enigmatic' applied to the 28-year-old. And he didn't know what to believe.

"I knew he had a ton of skill, obviously, I'd seen him for a lot of years in Washington and he scored a lot of goals against our team, but, a lot of stuff was said about him that, for me, I wasn't going to judge or be opinionated on it until I knew him and met him and got to play with him," the Carolina Hurricanes captain said.

And the early returns have been overwhelmingly positive.


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Posted 15 February 2013 - 01:26 PM

From what I can tell he has played very well, 7 million dollars well? Maybe not, but he isn't the first hockey player to get paid way more then he is worth.
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Posted 15 February 2013 - 01:54 PM

Well he has been impressive so far since he's been here.

I know he's on a 1 year deal with the Canes & maybe his performance so far this season is a sign he likes it here and would like to stay with a multiple year contract at the end of this season.

Now with this being said, I still keep in the back of my mind if we do sign him to an extension there still is a chance he could go bust & play like he did before he came to Carolina.



Semin's stats so far this season

G-3 A-7 +11 after 13 games, 4th in points for the Canes behind E. Staal, Skinner, & J. Staal.
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Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:21 PM

We all knew the Canes would need to overpay for Semin, and so far I'm glad the did. It's the things you might not notice (unless you watch the Canes regularly) that he's getting praised for, which is a big compliment because the goal scoring will come. Right now Semin might be the best player on the first line with his speed, backchecking, playmaking and ability to carry the puck down low and draw defenders to him which has been opening up Staal and Tlusty.
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Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:28 PM

I think that Semin sometimes gets an unfair shake, to be honest. He makes it look SO EASY that people just assume that he's not trying. :shrug:
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 03:32 PM

Alex Ovechkin is welcoming Alexander Semin back to town as an old friend. The rest of the Washington Capitals have a more complex view of their former teammate.

 

Forward Troy Brouwerripped Semin's work ethic on Monday, reviving the reputation that
dogged the talented Russian's seven seasons in Washington. Semin signed
as a free agent last summer with the Carolina Hurricanes, who visit the
Capitals on Tuesday.

 

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:00 PM

I'm not going to get bent out of shape, Brouwer is entitled to his opinion, so far Semin has worked out well in Carolina and that's all that matters to me. I don't understand why he would say it before the Canes-Caps matchup (giving the Canes added motivation to want to win), I would have waited till after the game if I were going to say these things.
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:02 PM

Heh.

 

I always hope the player that gets ripped lights up the other team.

 

Hat trick for Semin!!


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Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:04 PM

Brouwer is one of the players that has had to work his arse off to get anywhere because he doesn't have the natural talent that Semin does. 

 

Sorry for his butthurt luck. 


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