Last edited by westhockeytown; 05-17-2012 at 11:39 PM.
I'd give 5 mil to the '08-09 Semin' in a heartbeat though.
Everyone seems to think he'd bounce back here. I'm not sure. Does he have a two-way game? Yes, surprisingly. Does he choose to show it? No
I don't know. He frustrates the hell out of me. You guys can see my posts about Franzen, where I was pissed with his laziness. Semin would drive me nuts.
Marian Hossa started coasting in the SC Finals in 09.
I think Semin would do alright, and I think he said all the rights things through his agent. I want to say first yes I believe Semin was lazy in Wash, but could any of that be pointed at the coaches, lack of motivation and an underperforming team where he was Alex #2? If I was a world class player and I was not getting the chances, ice time, attention I deserve and yet the team was still underperforming...I could see where slacking off might come into play...
Now bring him to this team he gets to play with a coach and team with a clear direction (not changing like how it did after the coaching change) and a chance to show im more then just the sniper everyone thinks I am. Semin has a very good defensive game which was clear as day the previous years when he killed penalties. He wants to have a bigger role, 5M for 2-3 years ok sign here
Then do the Franzen, 1st, Ericsson, and Jurco trade for Loui Eriksson.
Alexander Semin - Pavel Datsyuk - Todd Bertuzzi
Loui Eriksson - Henrik Zetterberg - Val Filppula
Daniel Cleary - Darren Helm - Gustav Nyquist
Drew Miller - Justin Abdelkader - Patrick Eaves
Can I dream, or what? We'd lose Hudler however.
I still would like this team to get bigger and stronger up front.
Maybe we can trade Bert for Iggy, or Clowe.
So how about that chemistry between Semin and Datsyuk? lol
What I'd like to see next year
Gustav Nyquist ($0.875m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) / Alexander Semin ($5.000m)
Valtteri Filppula ($3.000m) / Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Danny Cleary ($2.800m)
Patrick Eaves ($1.200m) / Darren Helm ($2.000m) / Todd Bertuzzi ($2.075m)
Drew Miller ($0.838m) / Justin Abdelkader ($1.500m) /
Cory Emmerton ($0.533m) /
Niklas Kronwall ($4.750m) / Ryan Suter ($6.500m)
Nicklas Lidstrom ($4.500m) / Ian White ($2.875m)
Kyle Quincey ($3.500m) / Jonathan Ericsson ($3.250m)
Jakub Kindl ($0.883m) /
Jimmy Howard ($2.250m)
Ty Conklin ($0.750m)
Leaves us with a little under 1.5 left
Hudler and Stuart gone
Suter and Semin signed
I did kinda steal this from the who should the red wings sign thread.