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03-11-2013, 07:07 PM
Stephen Goalbert
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Originally Posted by Amaxing Joni Jokel View Post
Semin is a better hockey player than Eric Staal, so I don't see how this makes much sense.

I'd like to see Staal traded for Kovalchuk and Ward for Varlamov. I'm tired of having these Canadians on the team who always smile and rattle off cliches to the media but when it's time to make the playoffs in Game 82 they allow 4 goals on 17 shots or go -4.
No he isn't. Eric Staal is the type of player you build a franchise around. Alex Semin is the type of player you add to the Eric Staal types of players to get the team off the ground.

And I'm the furthest thing there is from someone who is xenophobic toward Russian players. Semin is my favorite player on this team, and I defended him on the main boards long before he was a Hurricane.

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