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ilikeblocks 01-25-2013 11:05 AM

How does Semin look?
 
I haven't seen any Hurricanes games yet, but how is Semin doing?

Lazyking 01-25-2013 11:07 AM

Alright. He passes more then I thought he would. I think he'll be deadly on the PP when that really clicks.

What the Faulk 01-25-2013 11:08 AM

I've been pleased with him. He hasn't scored yet but he's looked dangerous every time he's been on the ice.

Oenatzu 01-25-2013 11:09 AM

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Originally Posted by ilikeblocks (Post 58310871)
How does Semin look?

:sarcasm:

ilikeblocks 01-25-2013 11:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Oenatzu (Post 58311109)
:sarcasm:



I know, I know, I laughed at the title as I wrote it. :) No better way to ask though.

tarheelhockey 01-25-2013 11:17 AM

I'm completely pleased with him so far.

DaveG 01-25-2013 11:20 AM

He's been solid so far. It's pretty obvious that he and Eric are starting to click and once that PP unit gets going it's going to be absolutely deadly.

Oenatzu 01-25-2013 11:25 AM

He's been having trouble getting his shot on the target but when he does he's going to be scoring a lot. And he's a better passer than I remembered him being.

ilikeblocks 01-25-2013 12:22 PM

This all sounds really good. He's extremely talented - sounds like he's finally mixing that talent with hard work.

totalkev 01-25-2013 12:22 PM

#sashacares

I can see why he bugs people, but his talent is undeniable. This whole team can seriously look like it doesn't give a damn when they're playing poorly. Guys like E. Staal, Pitkanen, Semin, Corvo, Tlusty, Jokinen can seriously look like they're not even trying when they're not playing well. So in that respect, he fits right in.

On a more serious note, we added an elite player to each of our top two lines. It makes sense that it will take some time to develop some chemistry there and the non-existent pre-season didn't help us any. E. Staal and Semin look like they'll be OK once they stop trying to set each other up constantly (E. Staal seems to have gotten over that last night), and J. Staal/Skinner look better every day. The third wheels (Tlusty with E.Staal/Semin) and Dalpe (with J.Staal/Skinner) seem to be good fits, too.

Offensively, the Canes are looking good. Which is good, because they're going to give up around four a night.

Sasha Cares 01-25-2013 01:02 PM

Anyone that has a complaint is being dumb at this point. He's been a team player. If anything he needs a little selfishness in his game. He's a couple posts and one whiff. I'm excited strictly about the obvious increase in skill our team shows when he's on the ice.

urho 01-25-2013 01:13 PM

He hasn't been bad by any means but still a lots of room to improve... Gives a soft pass too often and they're almost always a giveaway. Too many times a play has broken because of his poor decision. But he'll do just fine if he realizes that himself.

Novacane 01-25-2013 01:18 PM

I love him on this team. The unfortunate thing right now is that he cant buy a goal and I think that is making him pass the puck off a little more than I thought he did in the past. He'll come around though, and then I think he will start becoming the sniper he has been in the past (No, I'm not criticizing his play this year).

Zombie Mike Murphy 01-25-2013 01:20 PM

I think he'll get there. He's winger Staal has wanted/deserved for years. Not only can he snipe, but he's a good setup man also.

While he's not a 2-way/200ft player, he's not a liability either, the way some would try to paint him.

Sad King Jimmy 01-25-2013 01:26 PM

So far his greatest work is his ability to carry the puck into the offensive zone and not immediately turn it over or shoot it into the goalie's chest. The goals will come, once he and EStaal start feeding off each other more it's gonna be a treat to watch.

TheBigKahuna 01-25-2013 01:29 PM

He looks excited to be out there playing! He's playing a solid two way game so far. His covering of the point when Joni wanders is excellent. His wrister is DANGEROUS, and will find it's target soon enough. Hes trying too hard to set up his linemates right now.

La Huracanista 01-25-2013 01:33 PM

Semin's all over the place. Kind of messy.

PaulProteus 01-25-2013 01:39 PM

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Originally Posted by TheBigKahuna (Post 58318531)
He looks excited to be out there playing! He's playing a solid two way game so far. His covering of the point when Joni wanders is excellent. His wrister is DANGEROUS, and will find it's target soon enough. Hes trying too hard to set up his linemates right now.

I give the excitement he's shown two thumbs up. It was not what I was expecting at all, especially with a poor start.

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Originally Posted by La Huracanista (Post 58318793)
Semin's all over the place. Kind of messy.

Aside from the above observation, I can't see how he's doing through my burning, stinging eyes.

Brock Anton 01-25-2013 01:43 PM

He's proving me wrong, so far.

FiveForSmiling 01-25-2013 02:09 PM

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Originally Posted by La Huracanista (Post 58318793)
Semin's all over the place. Kind of messy.

:handclap:

SenzZen 01-25-2013 02:21 PM

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Originally Posted by What the Faulk (Post 58311033)
I've been pleased with him. He hasn't scored yet but he's looked dangerous every time he's been on the ice.

Sounds like after a brief feeling-out period, Semin will be ready to explode.

Zombie Mike Murphy 01-25-2013 02:43 PM

The thing is, we actually have 4 legit scoring threats this year - unlike in years past where if you could shut down Staal and Skinner you'd win.

ThePsychicSaw 01-25-2013 02:57 PM

Dangerous every time he's on the ice.

I've always said he was the best play maker behind Backstrom on the capitals, and people are finally seeing that.

He'll be a ppg by the end of the season, at least

AD Skinner 01-25-2013 06:53 PM

Sometimes mine has blood in it...

gocanes88 01-25-2013 06:57 PM

^ No moar.


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