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07-26-2012, 02:22 PM
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Semin signs with Carolina

@DarrenDreger: 1 year...$7 mil for Semin in Carolina.

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Thank God. Now we can stop all the nonsense.

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Good signing for Carolina. Lots of money but it's only for one year.

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Thank God. Now we can stop all the nonsense.
I'm with you there.

Thank God.

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Yikes. 7mil. They have cap space though.

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This is not good news, carolina will be much better this year IMO, if they can get their hands on another quality defender, they possibly be the next team to leave the leafs on the outside looking in.

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No real harm in a one year deal. Better value than Komisarek/Connolly and Lombardi for a year.

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Staal - Staal - Semin

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And yet another team not named the Leafs gets better in the off-season

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No real harm in a one year deal. Better value than Komisarek/Connolly and Lombardi for a year.
Absolutely no harm in this deal at all.

They were around $4-5m under the cap floor before this Semin signing.

So with this, they reach the cap floor and sign an offensive threat to slide into their Top 6 to go along with Eric Staal, Jordan Staal, Skinner, Ruutu, Jokinen and now Semin.

Thats a pretty solid Top 6, along with the fact that they have Cam Ward and nearly $12million in cap space still.

This team can really make some noise next season.

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07-26-2012, 02:35 PM
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carolina is making a solid push to be a contender once again... im surprised tbh, thought they were content to sit idle in mediocrity like us leaf fans!

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Carolina has improved considerably. I'm impressed.

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carolina is making a solid push to be a contender once again... im surprised tbh, thought they were content to sit idle in mediocrity like us leaf fans!
Contenders? For what? Certainly not the Stanley Cup.

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...will make the playoffs! And thats BUF, TBL, OTT, NJD fighting for the last playoff spot. WIN, MON, TOR, and NYI bringing up the rear.

Realistically, Leafs aren't making the playoffs.

Time to sell our UFAs for picks at the deadline. Lupul, MacArthur, Connolly, Lombardi, Bozak, and Steckel gone.

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I would definitely say that with the Staal trade and this signing, Carolina vaults into a playoff spot and likely the division win.

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07-26-2012, 02:38 PM
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Yep, keep your eye on the ball.

The East never sleeps.With Ward in net, 2 Stalls and now Semin,Carolina steps over To. easy.

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Absolutely no harm in this deal at all.

They were around $4-5m under the cap floor before this Semin signing.

So with this, they reach the cap floor and sign an offensive threat to slide into their Top 6 to go along with Eric Staal, Jordan Staal, Skinner, Ruutu, Jokinen and now Semin.

Thats a pretty solid Top 6, along with the fact that they have Cam Ward and nearly $12million in cap space still.

This team can really make some noise next season.
How about that defense though?

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Not sure why everyone's so happy we didn't get Semin. I don't love him as a player but adding talent without any trade cost and as a short term experiment, there's no downside at all.

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Were making a trade though, teams are calling, lots of teams

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Definitely didn't expect him to go to Carolina. Eric Staal, Jordan Staal, Jeff Skinner, Alex Semin, Jussi Jokinen and Tuomo Ruutu, that's actually a VERY good top 6! Obviously they're set in goal too with Cam Ward. Their defense isn't great, but it isn't awful either, they've got Pitkanen, Faulk, Gleason, McBain and Harrison from last year, Corvo was a good value signing, and I could see Ryan Murphy playing some games this year. Their bottom 6 isn't great, but even still I could see them being fairly decent next year. Definitely another team that could be better than us.

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How about that defense though?
I am personally not a huge fan of their defensive core, but one thing that is clearly evident is the mobility and puck control.

Almost every one of their defenders can move the puck well and make an outlet pass with confidence.

Pitkanen, Corvo, Gleason, McBain, Faulk, Harrison, R.Murphy and Gragnani all candidates for full-time this season.

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It really didn't matter, even if Carolina didn't get Semin this team as it stands would still miss the playoffs.

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Oh please. If we signed Semin you guys would complain about why Burke spent this much money on signing a "soft, heartless Russian" and not going by his "toughness" model. So pathetic.

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I don't see the big deal here. Semin has had 2 back to back 54 point seasons and no GM seems to trust him for more than 1 year. Also, we have Lupul who is just as good, same age, and is cheaper.

Grass ain't greener, our offense on the wings isn't an issue anyway.

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Not sure why people are happy that a team competing for a playoff spot with the Leafs is getting better. You people really like draft picks that much that you would rather a better draft position over a playoff spot?

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