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07-05-2012, 07:45 PM
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Semin is a pending UFA... there's just no way he's going to settle for a one or two year deal for the same amount of cash he got last year.

If so, he should fire his agent... wich he'll probably do when boarding his plane to Russia in order to sign a deal in the KHL.
4 years 26 million. Something in that area. I don't he takes anything less than 3 years min.

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07-05-2012, 07:47 PM
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I'm not saying we have to take the risk on Semin, but we have to take the risk on Semin. Whether you like him or not, we're not in a position to be choosers. It's either Semin or nobody imo.
Depth signing, and bite the bullet until a trade is needed. I think the Devils are in great position to cash in on a trade with the depth on D and how the new cba plays out.

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07-05-2012, 07:54 PM
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Unfortunately you are not going to get the best goalscorer available for one year.
Depends on what teams are offering, but you're more than likely right.

If teams are only offering 4mil per and he thinks he's worth 7, maybe it's beneficial to sign a 1-2 year deal for 6 million and prove that he's worth a LTC at 7.

Backup plan, go to the KHL for 12mil per.

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Arre you questioning the fact that he is "the best available goal scorer"?

Edit: To add, Semin was "the best available goal scorer" two days ago too.
He's not, and neither am I. We're questioning why this elite goal scorer isn't generating a lot of buzz. You can't deny his offensive skillset, but if he was truly a great player, he'd be commanding a lot more interest from around the league and wouldn't be taking a backseat to the Parise saga.

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You either sign Semin or sacrifice a bunch of depth/assets in a trade.
I think we should trade a D-man, sign less of a risk (Kostitsyn would be more likely to sign a short contract of 2-3 years and for far less than 6+ per) and roll with that. Parise can't and won't be replaced. Just gotta suck it up and build the best team we can. I truly don't believe that involves Semin long term.

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07-05-2012, 07:57 PM
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Depends on what teams are offering, but you're more than likely right.

If teams are only offering 4mil per and he thinks he's worth 7, maybe it's beneficial to sign a 1-2 year deal for 6 million and prove that he's worth a LTC at 7.

Backup plan, go to the KHL for 12mil per.

Semin doesnt want to go to the KHL

Todd Cordell ‏@ToddCordell
Anyone who thought Semin was bolting to the KHL for more money, you can get that out of your head now. He wants to, & will, play in the NHL.

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I contacted Alex Semin's agent, Mark Gandler, for an update on negotiations: "All I can tell you is that Alex will sign with an NHL team

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07-05-2012, 07:59 PM
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ahh please I don't agree with everything he says.. but that is childish.

He's one of the funniest... after abo even though abo is a bit over rated
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Arre you questioning the fact that he is "the best available goal scorer"?

Edit: To add, Semin was "the best available goal scorer" two days ago too.
I'm not questioning that. I'm also not denying the fact that we may have to sign him because we "have to."

I'm just saying that: I don't get the hype, I don't think that hype is warranted, I'm not drooling over Semin, nor will I join the creamfest if/when we do sign him.

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07-05-2012, 08:04 PM
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Id rather sell the farm for Ryan than sign Semin to a retarded, undeserved contract.

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Why do so many people not want Semin on this team? Attitude? He'd be playing with classy vets like Elias, Brodeur and Moose, they'd straighten him up. Sure, he isn't a great two-way player like Parise was, but get Lemaire to show him a few things leading up to the preseason and he could be tolerable defensively. Besides, there's plenty of (improving) two-way players on the team to make up for his mistakes. I really think Semin would do well with the Devils. He's not Parise, but he'd still make the Devils a better team than what they are now.
Where do you get the idea that he's bad defensively?

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07-05-2012, 08:08 PM
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I want Alex Semin on the Devils very very badly

Instant Jersey if he signs for more than 2 years

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I know plus minus isn't the best stat but he's a 25,36,22 in '09,'10,'11 respectively

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Id rather sell the farm for Ryan than sign Semin to a retarded, undeserved contract.
Rather have semin without having to give up assets...plus Ryan is a spoiled brat from cherry hill.
..demanding a trade is a lot different than being used as a scapegoat because the superstar on the team isn't performing and the fans and players don't want to kill him for it

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07-05-2012, 08:10 PM
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07-05-2012, 08:11 PM
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I'm not questioning that. I'm also not denying the fact that we may have to sign him because we "have to."

I'm just saying that: I don't get the hype, I don't think that hype is warranted, I'm not drooling over Semin, nor will I join the creamfest if/when we do sign him.
I dont want to go through this again after doing it last night and last week and before that. Semin is a polarizing player. Some love him and some hate him. I'm done trying to sell people on him. All I am saying is that for a reasonable deal, I'd welcome him with open arms.

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07-05-2012, 08:13 PM
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If we strike out on Semin I really want to take a look at Mueller can get him for 2 yrs 2.5m and if his concussion woes are over he'll end up being the best signing of the summer. 60pt player if he can stay healthy

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I dont want to go through this again after doing it last night and last week and before that. Semin is a polarizing player. Some love him and some hate him. I'm done trying to sell people on him. All I am saying is that for a reasonable deal, I'd welcome him with open arms.
Fair enough. Agree to disagree, then, I presume?

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07-05-2012, 08:14 PM
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If we strike out on Semin I really want to take a look at Mueller can get him for 2 yrs 2.5m and if his concussion woes are over he'll end up being the best signing of the summer. 60pt player if he can stay healthy
How about just get both

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07-05-2012, 08:14 PM
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Frankly, if we're looking at acquiring a RW, it would most likely have to come via trade. Are there some/any options out there?
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07-05-2012, 08:15 PM
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I dont want to go through this again after doing it last night and last week and before that. Semin is a polarizing player. Some love him and some hate him. I'm done trying to sell people on him. All I am saying is that for a reasonable deal, I'd welcome him with open arms.
I forgot who it was but it was you and someone else who convinced awhile back. I'm part of the cult of Semin.

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How about just get both
That's why I was thinking. Screw it.

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I forgot who it was but it was you and someone else who convinced awhile back. I'm part of the cult of Semin.
Me. I was the 2nd person

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I was saying Semin over and over again right before we lost Zach I hope I didn't start this whole thing. I think these rumors are stemming from the fact that we are crazy about it.... You know what happens every time we want Lou to sign a player... it doesn't happen. Hope he proves me wrong!

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Me. I was the 2nd person
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