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07-26-2012, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by kanuck87 View Post
I would have liked us to go 1 year 7 million on Semin. At the worst, you have an uninspired player who still puts up top-6 production and you're only attached to him for the one season. More likelier scenario would be that he goes to prove that he deserves a big contract by putting up great numbers (70-80 points) and we get a head start at a possible extension. IMO, there was nothing to lose to make a signing like this. We're not doing anything else with the cap space anyways.
Signing Semin to that deal would have completely screwed up this team's financial situation going forward. How do we justify paying a heartless player like Semin more than the Twins? We've fostered a culture here where players take less than market value for the good of the team, and you go out to break the bank on a guy like that?

At around $5m, maybe, he'd have been worthwhile. At $7m, becoming the highest player on the team? It'd be impossible to say no fast enough.

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