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03-25-2013, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Hemsky_83 View Post
LOL@ Semin hate.

He's outplayed Eric Staal all season long, and has been downright dominant with his 2way play this season

Semin had always craved this role - a #1 LW leaned upon in critical moments. Playing in Ovechkin's shadow did that to him - and he became a lazy one.

He's been one of the better 2-way forwards in the league for a while now - his league-leading plus/minus over the last 4-5 years proves that.

The package he brings offensively far supersedes that of any of our kids.

CAR took a risk on him and its paying off. That extension is well earned.
The only thing against that I would say is that, essentially he has the reputation that he does because of the way he's played since he entered the league.

If he really "craved" being relied on that much, I would think that he would have done whatever he needed to put himself in that situation, regardless of what Ovechkin is doing.

Obviously it's possible he may have turned that corner and is a new and improved Semin, but IMO I just think that's a large commitment for me to make based on what he's done in the past.

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