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01-14-2013, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by hototogisu View Post
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.
I'm assuming that Semin is overpaid because he signed a 1-year contract, and that he would be making less than 7 if a long-term contract had been offered. We don't know if that's true, but it's logical, economics 101 logic that a shorter term contract would pay more. A package with less security has to compensate in other ways.

We do know that Bergevin was not interested. He explicitly said that he was not interested in Semin.

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