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Re: Semin

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:07 am
by Eddy Punch Clock
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(Obligatory Semin potty humour)

Re: Semin

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:23 am
by SKYO
He'd be awesome to get, the last pure offensive talent left out of the UFA's, just kind of iffy about his attitude, MG just might need to get another Russian comrade though.

Re: Semin

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:28 am
by donlever
SKYO wrote:He'd be awesome to get..
SKYO wrote: ..just kind of iffy about his attitude..

One of these things is not like the other.

:P

I am completely and totally on the fence about Semin.

Just can not decide whether he is worth the risk or not.

He doesn't "seem" like a GMMG kind of guy.

Re: Semin

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:33 am
by Benjo
GMMG loves character and Semin is a character. Match made in heaven?

Re: Semin

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:45 am
by surreal78
donlever wrote:I am completely and totally on the fence about Semin.

Just can not decide whether he is worth the risk or not.

He doesn't "seem" like a GMMG kind of guy.
Therein lies the rub.. I think signing Semin, as talented and flakey as he is, would really go against GMMG's party line about bringing in character.

That said, he could always go back to his "be like the Wings" ideals and try and reform the guy. I just have a feeling Semin would be more comfortable with at least another Russian on the team, which we're distinctly lacking.

Should be interesting to see where he lands up. I don't think I'd want him on a 4-year deal but I'm betting DET is desperate enough to do it now.

Re: Semin

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:46 am
by mpp
Stay the hell away from Semin.

Re: Semin

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:06 pm
by Strangelove
The only way I see the Canucks getting this guy is if they miss out on others

(Weber trade, Luongo trade return, Doan).

Also, twould hafta be a one-year use-up-the-rest-of-cap-space type of contract

(like Pot brought up in regards to Doan).

Having said that, I'm pretty sure Detroit is desperate right now, having lost out on Parise and Suter.

They have tons of cap-space and buddy Datsyuk.

The Wings will get him.

I've heard Ken Holland craves semin.....

Re: Semin

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:14 pm
by Eddy Punch Clock
Strangelove wrote: I've heard Ken Holland craves semin.....
Oh grow up already. :roll:

Re: Semin

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:25 pm
by surreal78
Interesting quote from the Hurricanes today re: Semin, seems to confirm my original thoughts:
“We would look at Semin on a short-term basis,” Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford told the Raleigh News & Observer. “We wouldn’t want to get locked in to anything, because we’ve all heard the stories about him. We do like his skill level. It could be that we could bring him in for a year, get to know him and go from there in terms of considering something longer term.”
Also:
One reason for Semin's availability is that the teams who, theoretically, should make a run at him are at least tangentially in on Nash and Ryan. The Pittsburgh Penguins are one such team, and Semin is interested in joining them, according to Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review—on a long-term deal, though. The Detroit Red Wings are another.
Source: http://aol.sportingnews.com/nhl/story/2 ... bobby-ryan

Re: Semin

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:29 pm
by Strangelove
Eddy Punch Clock wrote:
Strangelove wrote: I've heard Ken Holland craves semin.....
Oh grow up already. :roll:
You and I were the only two to go there Eddy! :thumbs:

Can't.... help... myself....

HOLLAND WILL GOBBLE UP SEMIN!!!

There, feel much better now.....

Re: Semin

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:50 pm
by Zamboni Driver
ODB wrote: I don't "think" he'd be a good fit but a pure goal scorer with the Sedin's could be sickening. He produces a shit load of offence. Attitude and back checking... not so much. :wink:
What exactly are the attitude problems or is that just an impression?

What I want to know, how the hell does Semin end up with such a good +/- the past few years on a team without a defensive philosophy, and spotty goaltending?

Re: Semin

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:09 pm
by Eddy Punch Clock
Zamboni Driver wrote: What I want to know, how the hell does Semin end up with such a good +/- the past few years on a team without a defensive philosophy, and spotty goaltending?
They have gone with a defensive oriented system for a couple of years now.

It was the beginning of the end for the great Alex Ovechkin. :mrgreen:

Re: Semin

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:59 pm
by Meds
donlever wrote: I am completely and totally on the fence about Semin.

Just can not decide whether he is worth the risk or not.
Everything about Semin's stats screams "GET HIM!".

The fact that nobody has signed him yet says "STEER CLEAR!".

Regardless of whether he's a GMMG kinda player, I don't think he's an AV type player in any way shape or form.

Re: Semin

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:13 pm
by zephyr
5thhorseman wrote:Forget about him playing with the Sedins ... that would leave our #1 line with no grit whatsoever. He could be that playmaker we need on the Kesler line though.
WHAT? Who better to protect the Sedins if Marc Staal goes after them?

Re: Semin

Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:56 pm
by Tciso
Strangelove wrote:
Eddy Punch Clock wrote:
Strangelove wrote: I've heard Ken Holland craves semin.....
Oh grow up already. :roll:
You and I were the only two to go there Eddy! :thumbs:

Can't.... help... myself....

HOLLAND WILL GOBBLE UP SEMIN!!!

There, feel much better now.....
enough knuckle shuffling!!!

lol