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05-16-2012, 09:21 AM
Join Date: Feb 2012
While I would have to ultimately agree that I would prefer to spend more for parise, assuming we can shore up the defense in other ways, you should never say never to semin. In my opinion he will go to a team like calgary, desperate to inject some offensive firepower into a depleted ranks and they'll throw him a ton of money, where he can kinda disappear in this league.
That being said, reasons for him to come to philly include:
-Possibly a long term deal in a front loaded contract.
-High-octane run and gun offense that he could thrive in with PP time and so much offensive talent that he can succeed with almost any linemates.
-The BEST playmaker in the league (or at least in the conversation with Sedin and Zetterberg) who made Scott Hartnell an allstar this year.
-Less rigourous travel than in the Western Conference.
-Perennial Competition in the play-offs.
-Fellow Russians like Bryz and Bob.
Personally, I think in the right system, under an encouraging coach, he could become an absolute superstar, but if he is misused, hes basically a more talented Nikolai Zherdev. I offer him no more than 4 years 20 million
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