Thread: Speculation: Alexander Semin
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06-26-2012, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Peter Tosh View Post
If I was a GM, I wouldn't give Semin more than a one year-deal. Some Russian players have a bad history when it comes to long term-deals, and that's a chance I wouldn't want to take. Make him prove he can play defense, train hard and show a winning attitude. If not, he could just as well play in Russia.
If Semin consistently playing excellent defense for the past 3 years hasn't proven that he can play defense, I'm not entirely sure what else he could do.

He'll always be the top scapegoat unless he straight up gets a Conn Smythe one year. Even then probably.

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