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Should the New Jersey Devils Consider Going After Alexander Semin?

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People on twitter post regularly about their bowl movements. Unless it's a confirmed source, I don't know why members (not you, I don't want you to think I'm calling you out because you mentioned it was just sh!t twitter) post this sh!t as if it's a legit source. If I create a twitter and post "Semin in NJ today, walked out of the prudential center with a big grin on his face #Semin #NHLDevils, I absolutely gaurentee it gets posted 40 times on this site. It's idiotic.

I might see if this works.

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You have a lot of spunk, posting jokes like that.

Stop jerkin my chain with these puns

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[yt sh!tter was full /yt]

Dude, once again, nobody can ever understand you.

What?

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Dude, once again, nobody can ever understand you.

What?

Think he meant this. Posted it in chat a lot haha

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You guys think we are going to see any moves here soon or is this thing going to drag out post-CBA talks?

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Some guy on twitter asked Dmitry Chesnokov "is Semin is going to sign in the KHL?" And Chesnokov twitted back "nope" so at least he will be signing with an NHL team. Regardless is he signs with the devils or not it wud be annoying if after all the wait he left the league.

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In general, replacing players with free agents is a terrible solution. Free agents are normally a bad buy, and they're especially a bad buy when you're off panicking because you lost a top player.

AMEN. Thank-you Tri.

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If that is the case, I want some of what he is smoking! I would love to see the Devils sign him at a cap hit of $6-7/Mill per year for 4 or 5 years. Seems like Mr. Semin should pack his bags for Russia and head to the K....

Semin is NOT getting anywhere close to $8 million a season in the NHL. There is NO GM that would give him this.

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Regardless is he signs with the devils or not it wud be annoying if after all the wait he left the league.

Who cares then? If he decides to go to Russia, more power to him. I'd rather him go to Russia than sign with Pittsburgh.

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If Shane Doan can get an insane offer such as what he got from that un-named Eastern Conference team - I think Semin could actually get an offer pretty lucrative as well.

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Who cares then? If he decides to go to Russia, more power to him. I'd rather him go to Russia than sign with Pittsburgh.

Because its good for the league to have a player of his caliber on a team. Whatever team gets him will market him and sell more tickets. And then just from a GM standpoint, it seems like several GMs are just waiting to see what this guy is going to do. If he just bolts to the KHL he wasted everyones time.

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Because its good for the league to have a player of his caliber on a team. Whatever team gets him will market him and sell more tickets. And then just from a GM standpoint, it seems like several GMs are just waiting to see what this guy is going to do. If he just bolts to the KHL he wasted everyones time.

Oh c'mon. The most prominent rumored teams to be in on him are Detroit and Pittsburgh, neither of whom would market him alone or need him to sell tickets. That reason would be more for a bad team that has trouble with attendance and its unlikely he goes to a cellar dwelling team. The guy also speaks very little English, which would limit his marketability on his own. Who cares if he's wasting an NHL GM's time? There isnt much of a UFA market right now, so there's really no rush for Semin to decide anything. I'd much rather see him go to the KHL than go to a team in our division. IMO we need him more than any of those teams, and if hes not going to come here, then I hope he goes to Russia.

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Because its good for the league to have a player of his caliber on a team.

100% I hate to see any NHL star leave the league.

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I think if we can sign semin for 1 year 6.6 mil or 2 years like 13 mil I would do it. He has the talent and look at his numbers yes they dropped off but it was the system and coach kinda let the players run the team and there wasn't discipline. Look at ovechkins numbers they dropped too. Its cause they switched to the defensive system. Semin would be abgreat fit and I don't really think his attitude will be too much of a problem but just in case sign him to a 1 or 2 year deal. After seeing what parise got and know he is the only big name on the market he will want at east 6.5 mil and hell get it. We are lime 16 mil under the cap or something according to cap geek so we have money to spend. I would just be weary of signing him long term. Lets give him a trial contract first. But we have players in our system we coukd use as well and dmen we can trade so there aare deffinetly more options.

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15 mil under the cap. Maybe we will wait till malkin becomes a Ufa and sign him so he doesn't have to be second fiddle to Crosby :) haha

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Since he just scored 2 goals for me in NHL12, I'm down for acquiring his skills.

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Since he just scored 2 goals for me in NHL12, I'm down for acquiring his skills.

How was he in the locker room? Was he putting full effort in out there?

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Interesting article:

http://sports.nation...lexander-semin/

Mark Gandler answers the phone, but does not want to talk. What’s the point, he says. “The poison is out and I can’t take it back.”

The player agent is referring to the negative publicity surrounding his client Alex Semin, who remains unsigned despite being the most talented free agent available this summer. It all began on July 1, when analysts Marc Crawford and Pierre McGuire took turns shovelling dirt on Semin during TSN’s live broadcast, alternately calling him “a loser” and “the ultimate coach killer.”

“Since I was there, he bought into what I was trying to preach,” former Capitals head coach Dale Hunter said. “We even had him blocking shots. I had no problem there whatsoever.”

I think the villains here are McGuire and Crawford - it was classless what they did. It seemed like it was for personal vendetta and now they're hurting a person's livelihood. I for one have especially had enough of Pierre McGuire for one lifetime.

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Interesting article:

http://sports.nation...lexander-semin/

I think the villains here are McGuire and Crawford - it was classless what they did. It seemed like it was for personal vendetta and now they're hurting a person's livelihood. I for one have especially had enough of Pierre McGuire for one lifetime.

NHL scouting is so incredibly in depth and thorough, that I doubt any team is putting much stock in what two TSN schmucks say...good or bad. But yes, I think we've all had enough of Pierre.

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