Alexander Semin is one of six Capitals players set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, but his agent made it clear on Monday that the team’s current style of play doesn’t make best use of the winger.
While Semin’s agent, Mark Gandler, wouldn’t rule out the possibility of his client returning to Washington, at this point it seems unlikely.
“We need to see where they see the team going, which direction and then we’ll talk to management and see if we’re going the same way,” Gandler said in a phone interview. “If they need Alex we’ll talk. If they don’t need Alex, as they did not need him this year, then there’s no reason to be together. Then they won’t be paying a lot of money and Alex won’t be wasting his career.”