Every team could use a player with Semin’s talent and ability to put the puck in the net, but it’s become evident many believe the risks outweigh the rewards. It’s possible Semin has to wait for Doan to make his decision and for Ryan to be traded before he finds a team.
As we’re seeing, Semin is not a highly valued individual – at least, in combination with his contract demands – right now. I’ve said for a while now I think he winds up in the Kontinental League, which has bundles of money just waiting to be thrown at any Russian star willing to come home and assure himself a spot representing his country at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
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In fact, Semin’s stats are better than those of Parise. The only way to attack that is to call Semin names. I have to tell you I’m going to check with my attorney.
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