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Will Any NHL Coach Understand Alexander Semin’s Game?

via Shannon Valerio of Hockey VIPs,

Alexander Semin will not be a free agent much longer, according to his agent Mark Gandler.

“We have offers,” he said in an interview with Sovsport.ru. “We are reviewing them, but have not yet made a decision.”

While he did not give any hints as to where those offers might be, he confirmed Semin is only considering options in the NHL and is not interested in returning to Russia any time soon.

“Sasha Semin is 31 years old. He still has a number of years ahead of him,” Gandler said when asked about the likes of Alexei Yashin and Ilya Bryzgalov whose buyouts essentially ended their NHL careers.

“[Semin’s] career can only go up. He is still young. His buyout was under unique circumstances and the (Hurricanes) coach did not understand Sasha’s game.”

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Still think he’s a great pickup for 2m/year; would like if Detroit picked him up if it wasn’t for the fact that they have a kabillion forwards.

Posted by neffernin on 07/23/15 at 05:02 PM ET

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Everyone “understands Semin’s game”.  That’s why the Capitals didn’t resign him, the Carolina Hurricanes (of all teams) bought him out, and he doesn’t have a contract yet.

Posted by Mistercristo from Cameron Frye's garage, circa 1987 on 07/23/15 at 05:35 PM ET

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