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02-16-2013, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Halpysback View Post
He was still our 2nd highest scorer (3rd highest were Backstrom healthy). He did this with Perreault and Chimera, who while having a career year still benefited from Semin. Grinding hockey doesn't mesh with his offensive style as much as with, say, Chimera's, but he can still make plays when they are there and he is still useful. And he was excellent defensively as much as the company liners want to sweep it under the rug.

If someone wants to statsturbate a bit I'm sure the advanced stats would show the team benefiting massively with him on the ice under Hunter.
Mueller (sp?) comments in the article about how everyone thinks of Semin as a sniper but that he's also a great playmaker.

Plus the comments about his board play...

Semin's a great hockey player who wanted to be here despite all the crap he got. And not only did GMGM let him go, leaving us still without a real top 6, he let him go sign with a division rival for nothing...

Piss poor management strikes again.

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