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Tony1028 03-06-2013 10:49 AM

Alexander Semin interview with Sovietsky Sport
 
DM: Do you feel at home in Carolina? You are already playing your best hockey here and the fans love you?

AS: As for the future, letís finish this season and play great hockey. It always feels great when fans acknowledge you. Their support brings positive emotions, adrenaline rush and helps to move forward.

http://canespr.com/2013/03/06/alexan...n-quotes-3513/

Tony1028 03-06-2013 10:49 AM

Man, I really hope we sign him to a multi-year deal.

Sasha Cares 03-06-2013 10:50 AM

that doesn't sound good

Gotta Catch Em Staal 03-06-2013 10:52 AM

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DM: Is fishing really your biggest hobby?

AS: Yes. Before I moved to the U.S., my dad and I would spend almost every day fishing. I don’t have much time now and the weather wasn’t cooperating so far, but it’d be nice to find a day and spend it on the water again.
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Finlandia WOAT 03-06-2013 10:52 AM

Not really much he can say...

"No, the fans suck. I hate it here and I can't wait to sign in Columbus."

bb99 03-06-2013 10:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Sasha Cares (Post 61095073)
that doesn't sound good

I think that is more of a general answer than anything. We all know he is prob going to get cash thrown from every direction. JRs gonna JR.

Lethargic 03-06-2013 10:58 AM

DM: How did the team greet you?

AS: I might have felt a little nervous the very first day, but then all the guys were very supportive and I havenít had problems since. I like it here. All the guys are good. The team is great and the coaching staff is awesome.

I think that is a great sign, sounds like he is focused on playing, and not worrying about the contract.

Mr Whipple 03-06-2013 11:04 AM

We need to find out what kind of fishing he likes, then promote the great local fishing opportunities available around NC. :nod:

Tony1028 03-06-2013 11:08 AM

I think he does really love it here. He is from a small town in Russia and I think he likes that way of life...Let's just hope we can keep him as he has been nothing short of amazing. So much so, that I forget Jordan Staal is on the team.

tarheelhockey 03-06-2013 11:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Sasha Cares (Post 61095073)
that doesn't sound good

It's a non-answer. He wasn't going to tell a reporter his plans for negotiating his next contract. Why should he?

Datsyuk Prospect 03-06-2013 11:30 AM

I don't get all these people saying "Sign Semin now!" Well, I do, but just doesn't seem logical at this point in my opinion. I think JR is going to do this smartly and wait till the end of the season instead of possibly throwing him off his game with all this contract distraction. Let the man do his thing and fire that laser.

caniac315 03-06-2013 11:39 AM

Who knew we were so provincial?

Sasha Cares 03-06-2013 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by tarheelhockey (Post 61096803)
It's a non-answer. He wasn't going to tell a reporter his plans for negotiating his next contract. Why should he?

I just think he really is going to push our offer limits, but who could blame him... I think he's got a tough agent too doesn't he?

caniac247 03-06-2013 12:15 PM

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Dmitry Manakhov: Could you talk about your arrival? You moved from a capital city to a rather provincial town?

Alexander Semin: It wasnít a problem for me. It is not my first year in the NHL. Besides, they have everything I need here for living, social life. Itís really the same. Washington is a bit bigger, Raleigh is a bit smaller, but the shops and the restaurants are the same. My girlfriend found Russian stores in the area. We are settled and my mom will come to visit soon.
The girlfriend found some Russian stores, she's sold. Plus every time I see her she looks happy. Most of the wives/girlfriends don't even smile, but she does. And it's all about keeping the woman happy, right :D

garnetpalmetto 03-06-2013 12:29 PM

The comments about fishing remind me of that great cinematic masterpiece, The Hunt for Red October

http://www.hark.com/clips/hjzyhykxxg...ace-of-fishing


DaveG 03-06-2013 12:33 PM

Good interview Dmitry.

Honestly didn't even know we had Russian stores in this area, shows how much I get out. Not sure if that's actually funny or sad.

Lethargic 03-06-2013 12:34 PM

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Originally Posted by garnetpalmetto (Post 61101235)
The comments about fishing remind me of that great cinematic masterpiece, The Hunt for Red October

http://www.hark.com/clips/hjzyhykxxg...ace-of-fishing


Great movie.

Carolinas Identity 03-06-2013 12:40 PM

"I'll take, The Rapist, for 500."

garnetpalmetto 03-06-2013 01:00 PM

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Originally Posted by DaveG (Post 61101425)
Good interview Dmitry.

Honestly didn't even know we had Russian stores in this area, shows how much I get out. Not sure if that's actually funny or sad.

You'd be surprised, Dave. When I took my comparative legal systems class in grad school, our prof required that for our final presentations we bring in food from the country that our final presentation was on. One of the guys in my class had, IIRC, Serbia or Bosnia, and was successful in finding a Balkan grocery in Cary somewhere. If we've got Ethiopian and Czech restaurants and Balkan groceries, I wouldn't be surprised a bit by a Russian store.

tarheelhockey 03-06-2013 01:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Sasha Cares (Post 61098807)
I just think he really is going to push our offer limits, but who could blame him... I think he's got a tough agent too doesn't he?

Most likely he will, though I have some glimmer of home from his playing for free during the lockout. He doesn't sound like a guy who is completely mercenary, so maybe he will sit down and think about what that extra $1-2m could mean in terms of making the team more successful.


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Originally Posted by garnetpalmetto (Post 61102871)
You'd be surprised, Dave. When I took my comparative legal systems class in grad school, our prof required that for our final presentations we bring in food from the country that our final presentation was on. One of the guys in my class had, IIRC, Serbia or Bosnia, and was successful in finding a Balkan grocery in Cary somewhere. If we've got Ethiopian and Czech restaurants and Balkan groceries, I wouldn't be surprised a bit by a Russian store.

One of the things that really surprised me about the Triangle when I first moved here was the amount of ethnic diversity. Not just your standard Southern white/black/Hispanic diversity, but also the number of people from Europe and Asia, and how developed those communities have become in a relatively short period of time. There are much bigger cities than Raleigh that don't have a full-scale Indian grocery store or a large Asian fresh market.

DaveG 03-06-2013 01:29 PM

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Originally Posted by tarheelhockey (Post 61104313)
Most likely he will, though I have some glimmer of home from his playing for free during the lockout. He doesn't sound like a guy who is completely mercenary, so maybe he will sit down and think about what that extra $1-2m could mean in terms of making the team more successful.




One of the things that really surprised me about the Triangle when I first moved here was the amount of ethnic diversity. Not just your standard Southern white/black/Hispanic diversity, but also the number of people from Europe and Asia, and how developed those communities have become in a relatively short period of time. There are much bigger cities than Raleigh that don't have a full-scale Indian grocery store or a large Asian fresh market.

The one in Cary has a legitimately GOOD Chinese restaurant in there. Coming from Boston it's a real task for me to call many Chinese places good as well so that's saying something.

Sasha Cares 03-06-2013 01:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Jussi Trollinen (Post 61101819)
"I'll take, The Rapist, for 500."

:handclap::handclap::handclap::handclap:

garnetpalmetto 03-06-2013 01:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tarheelhockey (Post 61104313)
Most likely he will, though I have some glimmer of home from his playing for free during the lockout. He doesn't sound like a guy who is completely mercenary, so maybe he will sit down and think about what that extra $1-2m could mean in terms of making the team more successful.




One of the things that really surprised me about the Triangle when I first moved here was the amount of ethnic diversity. Not just your standard Southern white/black/Hispanic diversity, but also the number of people from Europe and Asia, and how developed those communities have become in a relatively short period of time. There are much bigger cities than Raleigh that don't have a full-scale Indian grocery store or a large Asian fresh market.

To steer this slightly back on topic (before I give a Chinese recommendation to Dave) this is one of the reasons why I find Belanger's alleged whining about disliking Raleigh because he was not able to find a French-speaking community BS. It's certainly there and I've met more French natives here than I'd have imagined.

Sasha Cares 03-06-2013 01:37 PM

http://www.russiancarolina.net/en/ru...european-foods

Sasha Cares 03-06-2013 01:37 PM

Tala Euro-Russian Mart
Address: 5720 Capital Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27616
Phone (919) 878-4427


Stalker alert location lol


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