Thread: Proposal: Semin proposals
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02-09-2012, 12:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Avs44 View Post
Johansson definitely is. I know he's to old now, but Knuble a few years ago was too. Not to mention that Stastny plays against other teams best defensman. Something that Semin is sheltered from.
Johansson is a second year pro, and much of his offense is as a product of Semin, while very little goes the other way. That said, he's probably the best linemate Semin's every had. Knuble wasn't playing with Semin a few years ago, he was playing almost exclusively with Ovechkin and Backstrom. Semin's only gotten to play with Knuble this year, when he's been a shadow of his former self.

If Semin's line gets sheltered from tough defensemen, it's because the quality of Semin's linemates essentially make it a one man line. You don't need elite defenders to shut down one guy who's getting very little help from his teammates.

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