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05-30-2012, 11:41 PM
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Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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If we don't Parise, another thing I'd consider (and it won't be popular) is signing Semin.
Semin will want a large pay-day. I'd consider giving it to him, but for only one year.
Frankly 1 of two things will happen:
(1) He'll play well under Torts and we keep him until next year and then we reevaluate with Perry being a UFA as well.
(2) He'll be horrid. In that case, he doesn't play and we trade him mid-season to a team that wants to take a chance on him at a partial salary. Or we waive him (remember it would be a 1 year deal).
The guy gets a bad rep but I just looked at his stats and they're really good. He would have most likely had 3 40 goal seasons if not for injuries and 2 80 point season, (3 would be a long shot but doable). He had a bad year though, but so did everyone. Now I do think that team inflates his stats and stats aren't everything, but IMO we could do worse and he catches unfair flack.
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