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07-05-2012, 08:20 AM
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Jack de la Hoya
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Originally Posted by Spongolium View Post
It's hillarious.

Just because all other options are thinning in FA, everyone has changed their minds and wants semin.

You guys wouldn't of had him on the team for free during the season.
I think that's a bit unfair. There was a critical mass of posters here who were somewhere between open, intrigued, and outright enthused about Semin a week ago.

It isn't a perfect fit, but in some ways, it was always the best option, if you're willing to accept whatever baggage he carries (which I think is substantially less than the anti-Russian TSN crowd seems to think).

Again, I've been in and around DC for the better part of 7 years. He's always been regarded as more enigmatic then problematic around here--with the notable exception of a few disgruntled former players. (But remember the hate from some of the Coyotes for Bryz--it happens).

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