Arming is actually better defensively than he gets credit for and is still a pretty lethal scorer. He's not fallen as far as Frolov had when we signed him, but I could see semin signing a 1 year deal to prove worthy of a better contract.
Wouldn't mind if that were here in NY. But I do not believe we play a system that would allow him to display his offensive talents.
The more I think about it ... it's not "terrible" ... if he will buy into the defense mentality. I will say though ... if we can grab him on a 1YR deal and still swing a trade for say Bobby Ryan, we would be pretty dynamic.
Alex Semin is the kind of talent we don't have on this team. I don't see him signing with the Rangers on a 1 or 2 year deal and I really don't want to go beyond 3 for him. Would prefer 1 or 2 years, would probably go 3 if my back was against the wall.
I would love to bring in Bobby Ryan depending on the cost. If we're looking at a cheap option to add some offense, I'm still advocating signing Sykora to a 2 year deal. He made $650K last year and is a lock for 20 goals. 2 years, $1.8-2.2M total. ($900K-$1.1M per year)
Frolov was a good risk to take. No one else to take that space and a perennial 30 goal scorer through his 20's? Who knows why he tailed off like he did, but a 1 year 3 mil deal was an excellent gamble to take.
That idiotic approach is why we were in purgatory for nearly a decade. Hell, that logic is what lead to Redden, Drury, and Gomez.
Your only concern is adding scoring. Scoring Scoring Scoring. You're so obsessed with it, you'll do something beyond stupid, like offering Semin a 3 year deal.
no Semin is just a lot better than most on here give him credit for. Oh and he bought into hunter system which is same as torts. You are right though scoring scoring scoring. U know why? That's the point of the game and we lack it badly