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Dealing With Alexander Semin

from Chip Alexander of the News & Observer,

It appears Bill Peters’ patience is being tested by Alexander Semin.

Peters, the Carolina Hurricanes' first-year coach, on Tuesday made some pointed remarks about Semin, the $7-million-a-year winger who again will be a healthy scratch Tuesday when the Canes host the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Semin, who has sat out nine of the past 13 games, has one goal and seven assists in 26 games this season. Peters has said a number of times that Semin needed to be in better physical condition and able to play at an NHL pace, and Semin has gotten in extra skating sessions after practices and morning skates....

Asked Tuesday how frustrating it has been to get so little out of Semin this season, Peters said, "Well, it's not frustrating for me. We just play the guys who dig in and work and play with speed in both directions and play hard. It's not hard."

Peters said he has had several discussions with Semin but said, "Obviously something's not right. Talk is cheap, though, right?...

"I talk about competitive people being in a competitive environment and we want to win. We are playing our best 20 players in order to win hockey players. That's the lineup. It's not hard."

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TreKronor's avatar

What a dud.  Drafted him on my fantasy team and gave him a while, but obviously he’s been horrible. 

What’s his backup plan?  Go to the failing KHL league?

Posted by TreKronor on 01/27/15 at 03:32 PM ET

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Is he the worst contract in the league now?  Gotta be damn close.

Posted by neffernin on 01/27/15 at 03:43 PM ET

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And to think people are complaining about Franzen’s production (which is nearly triple Semin’s) at slightly above half of the salary Semin gets. 

Then again, this is the first image that comes up when you google Franzen, so Semin may finish the year with more points:

http://i.usatoday.net/sports/_photos/2011/04/16/franzen-facex-large.jpg

Posted by neffernin on 01/27/15 at 03:46 PM ET

DocF's avatar

Semin is showing why Washington was willing to let him go.  He is a great candidate for a waiver, IMHO.

Posted by DocF from Now: Lynn Haven, FL; was Reidsville, NC on 01/27/15 at 05:03 PM ET

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