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Bill Peters On Alexander Semin

from Chip Alexander of the News & Observer,

Canes coach Bill Peters shut down Semin’s ice time soon after an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty against the forward. After Thursday’s practice, Peters talked more about Semin, whose slow start – no goals, two assists, a minus-seven rating in eight games – mirrors that of the Canes and is a factor in it.

“He’s not moving his feet, not playing with the pace the league is at,” Peters said. “The league is at a very good pace, there’s guys with trap pressure, there’s no time and space, so if you’re not moving your feet you’re going to get caught from behind. If you’re going to make a slow-developing play, guys who were open are going to be covered eventually and everything closes off. So you have to play quicker.”

Asked why Semin had not gotten up to speed, Peters said he wasn’t sure and said he and Semin had discussed the issue.

“We’ve talked. We’ve talked a lot. We’ll see,” he said.

more on the Canes...
 

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Comments

awould's avatar

Is it because he’s Russian? Discuss.

Posted by awould on 10/31/14 at 10:45 AM ET

EDJ's avatar

Paul, did you mean to link the article?

Posted by EDJ on 10/31/14 at 11:17 AM ET

Paul's avatar

Yep EDJ, fixed, busy morning for me. Thanks.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/31/14 at 11:21 AM ET

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