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Squash The Semin Trade Rumors

from E.J. Hradek of NHL.com,

When these Semin stories start to percolate, I usually seek out McPhee for a comment. So, after receiving a few different tweets from fans asking about a possible Semin deal, I figured it was that time again.
“We like Semin because he can score goals,” McPhee said Monday, squashing the latest round of Semin trade tales. “Those guys aren’t easy to find.”
“We’ve made our moves,” he continued. “I don’t anticipate us making any other changes. If I go into the season with this group, I’m fine with that.”
Now, if someone called with a knock-your-skates-off proposition involving Semin, I’m pretty sure McPhee would listen. Why wouldn’t he? And somewhere down the road, he might change his mind. But for now, McPhee again sounded very convincing. Or at least as convincing as he has been the several other times that I’ve asked him the same question. To date, he has been true to his word.

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Come on, Hudler straight up for Semin isn’t a knock-your-socks-off proposition?

Posted by Garth on 07/19/11 at 01:24 PM ET


Finally somebody in the media gets it right. Caps don’t have the offense to withstand a Semin loss and despite erroneous reports, Caps are in good cap shape. Poti to LTIR and rumors that Brouwer might have to start year there as well.

Posted by flacco5 on 07/19/11 at 07:43 PM ET

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Semin scores and that’s just about all he can do.  even less so in the playoffs.  He’s a big guy but doesn’t use his body whatsoever.  After watching him in the playoffs you can see what the problem is.  He’s afraid to get dirty, particularly in the corners.

Posted by statelouis26 from Detroit, MI on 07/19/11 at 09:40 PM ET

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