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02-15-2013, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Hatter View Post
a sniper in recent memory other than Palffy?

surely you must be joking
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Originally Posted by Inner Turbulence View Post
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.
This is the stuff I've heard about him off and on during his career that really turns me off. I've been a fan of getting him in the past, when we had the cap room for him, but I wouldn't want him on more than a two year deal, even back then. He left Washington in the middle of a contract and went back to Russia earlier in his career too. The guy has emmense skill, but is a me first personality.

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