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07-20-2012, 07:42 AM
Blind Gardien
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Originally Posted by Kriss E View Post
This Semin discussion is funny.
There are two things we are clearly lacking up front, pure goal scorer and raw talent. Semin fits the bill.
But ya this kid is just too poisonous he'll come into a new team and completely destroy it.
I don't think he's "cancerous" or even "poisonous" or really risks destroying the team. But I can imagine him getting ripped constantly by Therrien, and underperforming as a result. It just doesn't feel like a likely fit to me. I'd still try it for a year just to see, because we do need the goals pretty badly. But not with a lot of optimism that it would work out. Although if I was Semin and I had any insight at all into the Habs team and Therrien's reputation, I'd take one of the other short-term offers on the table instead. Don't see why he'd sign up to what seems like exactly the wrong persona to play under.

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