Alex Semin - Plan B
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07-03-2012, 03:54 AM
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This is what Torts said on break-up day about potentially bringing in new pieces that might not fit the system:
Sounds to me like he's completely on-board with bringing in a guy like Semin...
The thing that makes me so not high on Semin is that he is another
half clueless sniper
. The put your head down skate up ice and shoot type.
We really really really could use a smart offensive player. Or atleast someone who is somewhat complete. Or if nothing else, someone who can hold on to the puck and skate it up ice. We already have Gaborik.
We have so many hard working players. We have so many players that would make life easy for a skilled guy. Brad Richards certainly helps, but he is too alone. Stepan is not quite there. Gaborik, Callahan, Hagelin, Kreider, Dubinsky, Anisimov, Boyle, Asham, Rupp and co are, each in their own way, very straight forward player types (Dubi and AA might have just a tad of playmaking ability, but its not much). That's 9 of them, and we all know that another position on this team will be filled with a similar type. On the playmaking account we have Brad Richards and Derek Stepan, but neither of them cover that much ice nor are always around the puck etc.
There is one position to fill. Annooootththeer type who will just skate up ice with his head down and shoot, bang-his-head-against-the-wall-type, just don't make much sense. Heck, Zherdev would have made more sense. Hudler would have helped. Riberio would have helped. Radulov could have been huge. A Veersteeg or Booth or Ryder would have helped. But another half-clueless sniper? If we didn't have Gaborik, sure, I wouldn't mind at all taking a shot at what Torts could do with Semin.
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