I'd much rather have either Ryan or Semin than Nash. I hope Nash doesn't wear teal.
Man, Semin would be another Albatross on this team. We already have inconsistency issues! I know you said rather than in comparison to how much you don't want Nash but many have expressed interest in Semin.
That would be bad bad bad!
Here are my pipedreams:
Target Doan! Trade for Iggie! Trade for Morrow! Send Clowe in a package for Kessel!
I wouldn't mind Semin if he came priced at a bargain with the risk accounted for in the contract, but that is unlikely to happen in the free agent frenzy. What he will likely sign for wouldn't be worth it, IMO.
Re: Semin how has he performed in the playoffs...that's my bigger question over locker room character.
PPG Regular Season 408/469 (.87)
PPG Postseason 34/51 (.67)
Could he be better? Sure, but there aren't many first line players available for free. Definitely makes it a better move than trading half our team for Nash (.81 PPG RS // .75 PPG PO). Though in just 4 career playoff games.