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01-14-2013, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by hototogisu View Post
It is incredibly valid. There is no one currently in the NHL who takes lazier penalties and who embodies the "heartless Russian" stereotype the way Semin does. He was fine when Boudreau was his coach and he could do whatever he wanted, and he was a disaster when Hunter came in and actually tried to implement a system. If you watched him in the playoffs I assume you also saw all 4 points he put up, which is what Bergevin was supposed to throw $7m at, lest he be branded a "bigot"?
He put up 4 points specifically because he was in a defensive role.

You're criticising a player in a defensive role for not putting up 1st line production. You sound like patofqc. Like Plekanec, we know what Semin can do when he's in an offensive role.

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