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07-27-2012, 03:15 PM
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Hackett
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Originally Posted by fufonzo View Post
Great signing for Carolina. Would have loved to see him on the Habs on those terms. Event at two years, 6 million, I would have gladly taken him.

Guy gets a bad rap because he's Russian. I think in the last 4 years combined there are only 3 or 4 players in the NHL with a better +/-.

Anyhow, good luck to him in Carolina.

And:
Semin way before Doan (assuming same contract terms). Considering the terrible year he (and the entire Capitals team had), he still outscored Doan, and Doan is not getting any younger.
There might be some Don Cherry worshipers out there that might think this way, but I certain certainly don't think this way. I have doubts about Semin because he is an enigma, with questionable character.

Having said that, I think its a pretty good risk to sign semin on a 1 year basis. The only scary part for me was locking him on a multi year deal. This deal should at least provide Semin some adequate motivation to perform for his next contract.

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