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02-14-2013, 08:39 PM
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VanEric
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They never will. Really wanted Gillis to move Ballard and Sign Semin last summer, but I doubt Semin was interested in Vancouver.
If I were him, I'd stay in Carolina because his chemistry with Eric Staal seems to be growing each game and the goals will come eventually. His two play has been really impressive both in terms of effort and his hockey sense. He turned into the whipping boy in Washington because Ovi was untouchable, IMO. Basically he's a guy who put up 30-40 goals often getting Ovechkin's leftovers as linemates. He had one embarrassing fight with Marc Staal and one lousy playoff series but beyond that, I'm not sure what he did to warrant such a bad rep. Was it because he insulted Sidney Crosby?

I can't tell whether or not he's a guy who wants to be in the spotlight. I think being a top option is what is most important to him based on some comments I read from Bruce Boudreau.

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