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01-14-2013, 10:54 AM
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Originally Posted by DAChampion View Post
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.
No, we know what Semin can do when he plays in a system with no accountability. And we've seen him put up disastrous production when forced to play a system, although you seem to excuse it as "playing defense", which is absurd on the face of it.

Even if that were the case, we don't have and never did have $7m to throw around hoping that Semin can score 40 goals while maintaining this elite level of responsible defensive play you've created for him.

Originally Posted by Pierre Dagenais View Post
Semin in a defensive role?


During the playoffs:
-4 seconds of shorthanded ice time for the WHOLE series.
-12th in ice time/game on the team
Thank you for pulling up that number. I knew he was nailed to the bench a ridiculous amount of time in that playoffs. Must have been because Hunter was preserving his awesome D skills for when it was really needed.

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