Semin wasn't that for the last few years, especially at the playoffs. Injury issues too, I think he was ppg 10-11 before he injured himself.
But sort of agree, I don't think there's any player that could be said to be major upgrade over what Semin brings. Or at least could bring.
Has Kuzya played wing or C this games?
Well, Ovechkin and Backstrom weren't ppg players if we combine their last 2 years Even if Semin doesn't reach his potential (that has no limits), he's better than Kuznetsov. They are players of similar roles, Kuzya being a talented kid and Sasha being a master.
Shortening the entry level length and increasing the time it takes to get to UFA largely benefits the owners...
Most players will not have blossomed after year two so overall I bet that keeps that 2nd contract value down, which clearly has been a runaway problem of late with all of these crazy 2nd contracts.
George McPhee....The Teflon GM. 15 years of failure and counting....
6 - Number of playoff series the Capitals have won since George McPhee took over as General Manager in 1997 (which makes him the third-longest-tenured GM in the League), three of which came in McPhee's first season on the job.
Goal at 2:03. Easy peasy. He was injured in the third period (~3:37 in the highlights) and according to the club will miss just 5-7 days with another minor shoulder injury. We'll see.
Good Lord. Coast to coast like its nobodies business. Can't wait to see this highlight reel dynamo in the NHL. He is going to make other teams blood boil and likely elevate the Caps as a better team and back to that offensive powerhouse we've seen in years of past. Him and Backstrom as a 1-2 is scary good.