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“It was tough to lose his scoring ability when he wanted to play, but all in all, I think we’ve been doing well without him.”

“Some nights you didn’t even know if he was gonna come to the rink.  It’s tough to play alongside guys like those because you don’t know what you’re gonna get out of ‘em.”

-Troy Brouwer of the Washington Capitals on Alexander Semin of the Carolina Hurricanes. Semin and the Canes visit Washington tomorrow, read a bit more from Katie Carrera of Capitals Insider.

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I think we’ve been doing well without him.”

*looks at the standings*

...yeah, you sure are…

Posted by Garth on 02/25/13 at 03:05 PM ET

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...yeah, you sure are…

Also, 14 pts in 17 games.

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 02/25/13 at 03:19 PM ET


I don’t think anyone has seriously questioned Semin’s skill.  What has been in question is his work ethic and how thick of a lead vest teammates have to wear in the room after games.

Washington sucks this year because their goalies are orders of magnitude worse than they were last season.  That’s pretty much the difference.

Washington has actually been better offensively this year than last, and offense is all anyone has ever said Semin brings.  Positively, anyway.

He’ll be decent in Carolina because he’s in a contract year, but I pity the fool GM that’s going to offer him a significant multi-year contract at anything approaching what he already makes.

And no, Detroit shouldn’t go anywhere near the guy.

Posted by HockeyinHD on 02/25/13 at 03:54 PM ET


And no, Detroit shouldn’t go anywhere near the guy.

And you’r really smart, so everyone should listen to you.

Posted by Garth on 02/25/13 at 04:01 PM ET

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Just read Troy Brouwer’s comments about Semin. I can say on behalf of his teammates that we love having him here, and he has been a big part of our success so far with his consistent play and work ethic. NOT only his scoring ability. I hope he sticks it to them.

-Tim Brent, in two tweets.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/25/13 at 05:36 PM ET

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