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Alexander Semin On Unconditional Waivers

via Michael Smith of CarolinaHurricanes.com,

The Carolina Hurricanes placed forward Alexander Semin on unconditional waivers Tuesday with the intent of buying out his contract.

Semin was notified of the club’s decision Tuesday, per the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and he will need to clear waivers at noon Wednesday prior to being bought out.

Semin, 31, signed a five-year, $35 million extension with the Hurricanes in March 2013, and he has three years remaining on his contract.

 

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Yet another huge buyout.  I wonder when/if GMs will learn to stop handing out candy.

Posted by cantskate on 06/30/15 at 12:47 PM ET

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Rewind to Summer, 2012: we need Semin!!!1!!
Forward to Summer, 2015: Ugh.  Someone get me a towel

That seemed to be a consensus around here at the time.  I’ll admit to being one of those that thought a 1 year deal at around $6M might pay off handsomely if Pavel took him under his Red Wing.  Detroit dodged a bullet thanks to Ken Holland’s trepidation.  For once, it worked out.

Posted by Mistercristo from Cameron Frye's garage, circa 1987 on 06/30/15 at 01:11 PM ET

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Detroit dodged a bullet thanks to Ken Holland’s trepidation.

No, they only dodged a bullet if they were going to give him a long-term deal.

He signed a one-year deal to play in Carolina and scored 44 points in 44 games.  That’s the year the Wings were an OT goal away from making the Western Conference Finals.

With Semin there, maybe they do more than lose in the second round.

Posted by Garth on 06/30/15 at 01:46 PM ET

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I’d still roll the dice on him for one year, or Justin Williams., Buy out Weiss, no sign Cleary, Cole and Anderson. Make room for Larkin, Pulky and another kid. but they need another righty.

Posted by Jesters Dead on 06/30/15 at 05:31 PM ET

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