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07-07-2012, 05:56 PM
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In preparation for Semin's 8 am wake-up call and breakfast decision to play for Detroit I give you all the Lemur of Pain (for those of you that love Semin *cough*)

So great is the pain he can bring that even John Cleese becomes his willing servant lest he incur the wrath of the Lemur of Pain


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07-07-2012, 06:00 PM
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we should bring in Cleese to help with Syomin's english.


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07-07-2012, 06:01 PM
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I'm starting to hope we don't sign SEMIN because it greatly annoys me when people spell it Syomin. Correct or not.

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i'm starting to hope we don't sign semin because it greatly annoys me when people spell it syomin. Correct or not.
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I'm starting to hope we don't sign SEMIN because it greatly annoys me when people spell it Syomin. Correct or not.
Yea its awful....my head makes me say it like see-oh-min every time I see it and it pisses me off haha

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I'm starting to hope we don't sign SEMIN because it greatly annoys me when people spell it Syomin. Correct or not.
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How about we split the difference and just say Sasha?

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07-07-2012, 06:07 PM
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I'm starting to hope we don't sign SEMIN because it greatly annoys me when people spell it Syomin. Correct or not.
me 2 seems like they are wanna be hipsters

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me 2 seems like they are wanna be hipsters
psssh i refer to him by a name that you've probably never even heard of

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How about we split the difference and just say Sasha?
How about we sign Sasha Lakovic. Let's see Laviolette mouth off to Bylsma with this nutcase around:


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07-07-2012, 06:20 PM
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psssh i refer to him by a name that you've probably never even heard of
he said while sipping his wheat grass smoothie

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Speaking of things that will never happen: it seems that all indications are pointing towards Semin wanting term. I don't think any team in the NHL will give him term right now, BUT, what does anyone think Shero would consider a 1-year show-me, and then, if Semin plays Penguin Ice Hockey ™ for a year, gives him his term?

I'd be worried about marrying myself long-term to him, but I also think some of the hate is overboard. Not sure where I'd fall on that.

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07-07-2012, 06:28 PM
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Speaking of things that will never happen: it seems that all indications are pointing towards Semin wanting term. I don't think any team in the NHL will give him term right now, BUT, what does anyone think Shero would consider a 1-year show-me, and then, if Semin plays Penguin Ice Hockey ™ for a year, gives him his term?

I'd be worried about marrying myself long-term to him, but I also think some of the hate is overboard. Not sure where I'd fall on that.
I have a feeling that if we were to sign Semin for a year, he would light it up with 35-40 goals and price himself out of re-signing here.

I'm all for giving him long-term, but Shero isn't going to do it.

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07-07-2012, 06:29 PM
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he said while sipping his wheat grass smoothie
you see to be well acquainted with the hipster aesthetic. i can't see how using his real name smacks of pretension. i can't even see why anyone would really care.

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07-07-2012, 06:35 PM
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Doubt there's anything confirmed today, anyway since it's something like 2:30 in the morning in Russia.
3 am contract signing is normal thing in Russia.

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3 am contract signing is normal thing in Russia.
It is too bad that most people won't get this joke.

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3 am contract signing is normal thing in Russia.
So Malkin isn't special after all, huh?

Hate to kill everyone's hopes, but Incarcerated Bob just tweeted that the Pens are in on Sasha and that Crosby told management he likes him ... so, guess he goes to the Wings or the Devils. Prefer the Wings, though since they're in the West and that's where I figured he go anyway.

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So Malkin isn't special after all, huh?

Hate to kill everyone's hopes, but Incarcerated Bob just tweeted that the Pens are in on Sasha and that Crosby told management he likes him ... so, guess he goes to the Wings or the Devils. Prefer the Wings, though since they're in the West and that's where I figured he go anyway.
This is how you know IB is a complete idiot. "Hi, Ray - I just wanted to tell you that I really like Alex. We played Lincoln Logs all day and his mom let me sleep over!"

I'm sure Shero consults his players on problems with potential acquisitions, but no one could possibly know that Sid told Shero he "likes" a guy. What a buffoon.

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07-07-2012, 06:47 PM
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Speaking of things that will never happen: it seems that all indications are pointing towards Semin wanting term. I don't think any team in the NHL will give him term right now, BUT, what does anyone think Shero would consider a 1-year show-me, and then, if Semin plays Penguin Ice Hockey ™ for a year, gives him his term?

I'd be worried about marrying myself long-term to him, but I also think some of the hate is overboard. Not sure where I'd fall on that.
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I have a feeling that if we were to sign Semin for a year, he would light it up with 35-40 goals and price himself out of re-signing here.

I'm all for giving him long-term, but Shero isn't going to do it.
This too. However if Shero wants him, he's going to have to convince him that the other GMs need proof that 'he's changed' or is not what TSN portrayed him to be. And that a 1 or 2 yr deal (even give him a NTC), at 6.5-7m, playing with Crosby or Malkin, and playing like he played in the playoffs is what he needs to do to get that long term deal he's looking for.

Shero:
We'll offer you a 2 yr deal at 6.75m, and give you a full NTC (he might only sign a 1 yr deal). But here's the deal. We want you to help us win a cup. You're a very talented player and things haven't exactly gone your way the last couple of years. You want a long term deal, however GMs are reluctant to give it to you. Play your ass off here and prove to everyone they're wrong. You have a shot at winning a cup, and if you play like you did in the playoffs this year, you'll almost certainly get the offers with term you're looking for in your next deal. That may be here, or that may be somewhere else. But this is your best bet to get the deal you're looking for.

Semin (or his agent) knows that playing with Crosby or Malkin is likely his best bet to really pump his stats to get the deal he's looking for (that's assuming he's not getting offers that he's looking for now).

He just turned 28. He has to know that his window to getting a long term deal is starting to close. At 31/32 it's unlikely get gets more than a 6 yr deal (and not with the $ he's looking for). However at 29/30 he still has a shot at a 7-8 yr deal, and as he's still in his prime, could likely get a bit more. But he needs to show the NHL that he can be a team player and disprove the rumors wrong.

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07-07-2012, 06:49 PM
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Personally, I really hope we sign Semin for a few years; he's just too awesome of a talent not to gamble on. We need another sniper, he's the best one there is. Ray: do it.

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What's this about Semin choosing were he's signing tomorrow?

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This is how you know IB is a complete idiot. "Hi, Ray - I just wanted to tell you that I really like Alex. We played Lincoln Logs all day and his mom let me sleep over!"

I'm sure Shero consults his players on problems with potential acquisitions, but no one could possibly know that Sid told Shero he "likes" a guy. What a buffoon.
Exactly. I figure if this guy is tweeting it it has to be wrong

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Take a chance on him, Ray.

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Put that mf'er on his off-wing and just let him rip pucks. So sexy.

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Despite what people say, Semin isn't that bad defensively. Played pretty decently under Hunter.

However, I don't think the Pens should sign him.

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Semin will never be able to convince NHL GM's that he is worth a long, lucrative contract. He could sign with the Pens for a year or two, score 40 goals and contribute to a Cup victory and he'll still be "enigmatic" and that his play with the Pens is only possible because of Sid and Geno and he's too big of a risk to give a significant contract to.

His best bet for money is to sign for a large salary on a short deal, something like 6-7 mil for 2-3 years with a NHL team, play out that contract and hopefully play well and use it as leverage to get megabucks in the KHL.

Already cringing at all the "Crosby interested in Semin" jokes that will be spawned if Semin is in talks to sign with Pens.

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