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07-07-2012, 07:27 PM
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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.
I dont think that him being bad defensively has been the knock on him. Having no heart and only playing when he wants to is. That didnt change under Hunter as he was a disaster in the regular season and the playoffs.

Not saying he might not be worth taking a chance on, but his defensive issues were hardly the problem.

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07-07-2012, 07:51 PM
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What's this about Semin choosing were he's signing tomorrow?
Just look into the Lemur's eyes and all will be clear to you.

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07-07-2012, 09:02 PM
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Getting used to the idea of Semin...but I think he'll take the money and never think twice. With that, no way to do we offer him the most money.

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07-07-2012, 09:06 PM
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Semin was a beast in the Worlds. If the Pens sign him and somehow harness that power...look out.

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07-07-2012, 09:25 PM
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I'd only go 1 year on this gamble. If you sign him for a few years, and it doesn't work, we are screwed for years. If you sign him to 1 year and it doesn't work out, you have the cap space net FA period to pursue Perry or Lupul.

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07-07-2012, 09:28 PM
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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.
Bob is the one who kept saying Semin was heading to the Islanders all last summer. It always just fell through though

And seriously, you'd think sources would give more info than just they like each other.

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07-07-2012, 09:29 PM
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I'd only go 1 year on this gamble. If you sign him for a few years, and it doesn't work, we are screwed for years.
we could always find a team to take him.

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07-07-2012, 09:36 PM
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I'd only go 1 year on this gamble. If you sign him for a few years, and it doesn't work, we are screwed for years. If you sign him to 1 year and it doesn't work out, you have the cap space net FA period to pursue Perry or Lupul.
Wait, are we no discussing the importance of character and going after Joffrey Lupul in the same breath?

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07-07-2012, 09:51 PM
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I know the likely hood that Doan ever moves is slim, but Id kill to see him on Sids wing.

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I know also the likelihood of seeing Dustin Brown or the Jamie Benn on Sid's wing is "slim", but I'd like to see him there.

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07-07-2012, 09:58 PM
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I know also the likelihood of seeing Dustin Brown or the Jamie Benn on Sid's wing is "slim", but I'd like to see him there.
I think there's a good chance we see both Doan and Brown on Kopitar's wings. If Doan leaves the Coyotes, LA seems like the perfect spot for him. Closest NHL city to Phoenix and they are obviously competitive.

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07-07-2012, 10:10 PM
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I think there's a good chance we see both Doan and Brown on Kopitar's wings. If Doan leaves the Coyotes, LA seems like the perfect spot for him. Closest NHL city to Phoenix and they are obviously competitive.

Man, if that happens I nominate PHX for the city who had the crappiest sports week. I mean it was rough enough for them seeing Steve Nash heading to the Lakers, but Doan off to the Kings? Talk about a double whammy.

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I hope Ovechkin has another down year...and has more issues...

I'd love to work out a trade

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07-07-2012, 10:19 PM
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If they don't get Semin. I think the Flyers are going to sign Petr Sykora to replace Jagr.

2010: Invite Bill Guerin to training camp.

2011: Sign Max Talbot and target Hal Gill at the trade deadline.

2012: Sign Ruslan Fedotenko.

What do all those guys + Petr Sykora have in common?


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07-07-2012, 10:26 PM
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If they don't get Semin. I think the Flyers are going to sign Petr Sykora to replace Jagr.

2010: Invite Bill Guerin to training camp.

2011: Sign Max Talbot and target Hal Gill at the trade deadline.

2012: Sign Ruslan Fedotenko.

What do all those guys + Petr Sykora have in common?

Oh our 3rd cup haunts them. At least their fans but I wouldn't be surprised if it haunts the staff as well. That's why we need a 4th.

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07-07-2012, 10:29 PM
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Semin -- KHL Loan/Transfer

Just remember something, some of you guys:


As long as Semin's contract did not have a NMC, we could send him to the minors. He also could very well have some value by trade, as well, if we didn't need him. And the additional possibility -- especially with Russian players -- is he could be "loaned" out to a KHL team where not only is his cap hit off the books, but so is the actual salary, because we wouldn't have to pay him in that scenario, and his KHL team would pay him instead.


So if this contract were structured the right way (ie no NMC), I see virtually ZERO risk. So give him the extra years if that's what it takes to get it done, because I think there's more upside than downside, and there's also an exit strategy if it doesn't work out.

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07-07-2012, 10:32 PM
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Is he really deciding tomorrow?

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If they don't get Semin. I think the Flyers are going to sign Petr Sykora to replace Jagr.

2010: Invite Bill Guerin to training camp.

2011: Sign Max Talbot and target Hal Gill at the trade deadline.

2012: Sign Ruslan Fedotenko.

What do all those guys + Petr Sykora have in common?

Sykora had a decent season in Jersey...wouldn't surprise me to see him signed by the Flyers and have him haunt us all season.

Seriously though guys, I mentioned this earlier and it got lost in the shuffle.

Eaton is a UFA...not much interest from what it looks like. Could be a decent #5-6 depth guy to add if he came cheap.

1 yr, $1mil.

Letang-Orpik
Nisky-Martin
Eaton-Engo

Could be a decent stop gap in the event of an injury. Throw him in the mix with Strait, Bortz, Despres...

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07-07-2012, 10:35 PM
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Sykora had a decent season in Jersey...wouldn't surprise me to see him signed by the Flyers and have him haunt us all season.

Seriously though guys, I mentioned this earlier and it got lost in the shuffle.

Eaton is a UFA...not much interest from what it looks like. Could be a decent #5-6 depth guy to add if he came cheap.

1 yr, $1mil.

Letang-Orpik
Nisky-Martin
Eaton-Engo

Could be a decent stop gap in the event of an injury. Throw him in the mix with Strait, Bortz, Despres...
Yeah, I was thinking about Eaton coming back as a #5. I agree, it would be a good depth signing. Depends what Shero wants, maybe he doesn't want to bring in a veteran guy like Eaton with guys like Strait, Bortuzzo and Despres competing for a spot.

Honestly, I can see Eaton going back to Nashville. They need defensive depth and he's a guy they're familiar with.

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Is he really deciding tomorrow?
I'd like to know this as well.

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We have no need for 5-7 defensemen. Top-4 or bust.

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07-07-2012, 10:45 PM
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This thread needs more cowbell... Or red panda.

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I'm at the point where, yeah, I want a winger for Sid.

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Sykora had a decent season in Jersey...wouldn't surprise me to see him signed by the Flyers and have him haunt us all season.

Seriously though guys, I mentioned this earlier and it got lost in the shuffle.

Eaton is a UFA...not much interest from what it looks like. Could be a decent #5-6 depth guy to add if he came cheap.

1 yr, $1mil.

Letang-Orpik
Nisky-Martin
Eaton-Engo

Could be a decent stop gap in the event of an injury. Throw him in the mix with Strait, Bortz, Despres...
Eaton would be a good insurance policy. He's familiar with the system, and when healthy he's a good defensive d-man. If he's seeing limited action, odds are he'd stay healthier than his first contract he had here.

Who had Eaton as their top pairing d-man in one of their fantasy lineups? anyone else remember that?

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Is he really deciding tomorrow?
Originally, he was supposed to have a decision this weekend. Now, rumor is that it'll be sometime this week ... probably after Doan makes his decision. The gossip is that he'd rather play with Malkin than Datsyuk. Dats wasn't 100% at the WC, so if true that may be why. Pure speculation, though. Makes me think of high school and how all the cool kids flock to the latest best thing ... in this case, Malkin. If that's true, it suggests that Sasha would be positively influenced by the Pens work ethic.

The only credible source who's had anything to Tweet has said the following:






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