Re: semin on the block?
posted at 7/8/2011 1:57 PM EDT
In Response to Re: semin on the block?
[QUOTE]Interesting perspective on Semin: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capitals-insider/post/statistical-analysis-the-importance-of-alexander-semin/2011/03/03/gIQAx3Y31H_blog.html
Are you telling me you don't want Semin on the Bergeron line? Who would be better, because we're talking the likes of Peverly, Pouliot or Seguin in that 2nd line spot. Go ahead and rent Semin for a year. What's to lose for a 1-year deal and let him walk as a UFA? The Bs have the $$, Washington can't take money back so it'll be a cheap deal for Boston, they need RW depth after the loss of Recchi and Ryder, and I don't see a better viable option. If he's a total bust, someone will still come calling at the trade deadline on this guy. Oh, and he had the same #s as Horton last year, with 15 fewer games played. I remember people calling Horton and Ryder soft and it didn't seem to be an issue in the playoffs, did it? Different team = different standards.
Posted by asmaha[/QUOTE]
Despite the talk that Semin doesn't compete on this board, he will be an extremely expensive rental. You act as though the Caps will send him to the first team willing to accept him. That is not the case, there will be high competition for him IF he is dealt. The bounty, from a team like Toronto would start with Kadri/Bozak and include at least one more very valuable chip. We would have to start with Spooner and/or Knight along with other chips in order to get him. At that cost it better not be a one year rental. Therefore if you trade for this guy, it is not simply because we have the cap room for 1 year.
On another note, I agree with MattHJ, you don't score like Semin does in the regular season or the playoffs like Semin does, if your not a competitor. I'm not saying he has Bergie like intensity, but clearly the rumors of him dissapearing come playoff time are exagerated. Players playing injured in the playoffs often get accused of being non-competitive, ala Joe Thornton, to me it is the exact opposite they look bad trying to do the best they can for the team. Jumbo Joe did not wake up this playoff season a different man, with more drive, he merely went into the playoffs a little healthier. I don't mind if you think Semin is to injury prone to go after, but unless you have sources inside the locker room, I will probably dismiss your questions regarding his compete level.