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Should the New Jersey Devils Consider Going After Alexander Semin?

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Say Alex Semin 10 times fast.

I just got a lot of strange looks at work :blink:

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Lot of rumors... To pitts for one year...

pfff....

I'm sure he can do better than a one year deal.

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I'm sure he can do better than a one year deal.

For a guy like Semin, a 1-year deal in pittsburgh could bode very well for his future. If he puts up another 40 goals because he's next to Crosby, an idiot GM will pay him twice as much as he'll get on the open market this year.

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For a guy like Semin, a 1-year deal in pittsburgh could bode very well for his future. If he puts up another 40 goals because he's next to Crosby, an idiot GM will pay him twice as much as he'll get on the open market this year.

Depends on what you can get away with in the next CBA.

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For a guy like Semin, a 1-year deal in pittsburgh could bode very well for his future. If he puts up another 40 goals because he's next to Crosby, an idiot GM will pay him twice as much as he'll get on the open market this year.

On the flipside, a 1 year deal in NJ could bode very well for Semin since we have a track record for redeeming Russians with not so stellar reputations.

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On the flipside, a 1 year deal in NJ could bode very well for Semin since we have a track record for redeeming Russians with not so stellar reputations.

I don't think a 1-year deal makes sense from NJ's standpoint whatsoever, though. What do we have, 5 skaters signed through next season? If he's looking for a multi-year deal, honestly, with the amount of Cap (I'm talking cap not actual financial) room we have, I wouldn't mind him. I think Semin on a line with Kovalchuk could be all kinds of deadly, and our top-6 is just as powerful as it was last year. Without Semin, or a trade, we take our mediocre offense back to terrible. We've gotta somehow account for Parise's ~35 goals, expect a huge drop in production from Clarkson, and probably figure for a drop from Elias. I don't see that being made up by Henrique (assuming he doesn't have a soph slump) and Josefson.

It's pretty clear (captain obvious, I know) that we need at least one more forward who can play in our top 6. I don't see the harm in choosing Semin.

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For a guy like Semin, a 1-year deal in pittsburgh could bode very well for his future. If he puts up another 40 goals because he's next to Crosby, an idiot GM will pay him twice as much as he'll get on the open market this year.

Maybe in years, but I don't think many teams are worried about giving him $6-7 million for one year. I guess Semin wants to stay in the US because he can make a fortune in the KHL. Even with a 1-year deal, he's safe no matter what happens unless their is a career-threatening injury. If he goes to Pitt on a 1-year, changes his game a bit, has a good rapport with his teammates and plays well. he could parlay that into a long-term deal with Pitt, and it wouldn't be dumb of a GM. Playing with Crosby or Malkin full-time will be huge for him.

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Depends on what you can get away with in the next CBA.

Yea this and just on a simple level, if the cap moves downwards it won't bode well for Semin.

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Reading various rumors that Semin wants $8M per. Nothing substantial or verifiable, but the asking price may be whats holding up him signing anywhere.

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Reading various rumors that Semin wants $8M per. Nothing substantial or verifiable, but the asking price may be whats holding up him signing anywhere.

... Well then neverminddddddd

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Reading various rumors that Semin wants $8M per. Nothing substantial or verifiable, but the asking price may be whats holding up him signing anywhere.

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....

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Reading various rumors that Semin wants $8M per. Nothing substantial or verifiable, but the asking price may be whats holding up him signing anywhere.

He'd have to be on some serious stuff.

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No way in hell Lou pays him a dime over Kovy's cap hit... If I'm Lou, I say $6.4M max or get the hell out..

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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....

Yea, that $8M asking price seems like a bunch of BS. The most tangible rumors are of him signing with the Pens for a year. There's just nothing really concrete about him out there. At least with the Doan rumors some of them are coming from legitimate sources. The Semin stuff is far less believable.

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Reading various rumors that Semin wants $8M per. Nothing substantial or verifiable, but the asking price may be whats holding up him signing anywhere.

Good lord haha, so much for Semin the new #9 :glare:

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Reading various rumors that Semin wants $8M per. Nothing substantial or verifiable, but the asking price may be whats holding up him signing anywhere.

Any links or quotes? Because "various sources" probably just means 13 year olds who play NHL12 and paid him that much cuz he has a 93 rating on his wrist shot.

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Any links or quotes? Because "various sources" probably just means 13 year olds who play NHL12 and paid him that much cuz he has a 93 rating on his wrist shot.

Just Twitter people talking about it. I tried to trace it to the source, but could find nothing.

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Just Twitter people talking about it. I tried to trace it to the source, but could find nothing.

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.

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Chesenkov wrote a couple days ago that the KHL offer was BS. He was supposedly only offered a 2 year contract at 6.7 mil.

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Now Єklund (2.3% accurate) is saying the Rags are in on Semin lol

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Now Єklund (2.3% accurate) is saying the Rags are in on Semin lol

Well, at least we know the 1 team he won't be playing for next year. Only 28 more to go.

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Semin in NJ today, walked out of the prudential center with a big grin on his face #Semin #NHLDevils

Holy sh!t seriously! tongue.gif

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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 get you on that, I was just posting what I read. Its hard to take stock in anything Semin right now.

legit?

No.

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