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03-19-2013, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Hemsky_83 View Post
As for Semin vs Hossa - clearly Hossa is the better player but in terms of availability of elite wingers - Semin's the next closest one.

Style of play is there - Semin is an excellent shooter and playmaker - like Hossa. He's near-impossible to get the puck away from along the boards - like Hossa. And he's the Canes' best defensive forward - not at the level of a Hossa/Toews but at a level that would make him instantly our most reliable top-6 forward (if Horcoff slots down to line 3).
If Semin is the canes best defensive forward they have problems.

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