would you sign alexander semin in the offseason?
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02-15-2013, 07:25 AM
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A buddy of mine is Caps-fan.
I think Semin has always been a pretty decent backchecker. He steals a lot of pucks. His last year in Washington he even blocked some shots, as the whole team was in "Defense first and second" mode. He's actually quite a good Penalty Killer.
He's got a wicked wristshot. Elite-level. But too often he plays with blinders on, tries to dipsy-doodle-dangle past a couple of defenders on his own to set up his own chance. When it works, it looks great. But often it's just frustrating.
Apparantly he has also rejected learning english. Sees no point.
So he's a bit of a loner in the room.
That could be a bit of a deal breaker... Considering how much importance DL seems to put on team chemistry and guys in the locker room getting along I can't see him having interest in a guy who isolates himself...
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