This. Semin's got one of the best wrist shots in the league and he showed while playing for Hunter, he can be a good teammate. Watch Semin's play from the Caps/Rags series. People knocked Kovy and he turned his game around once he got here. Kovy also showed even in Atlanta that he wanted to win, he just didn't know how. Semin's never showed that except that Rags series.
The only problem with signing Semin is that its probably going to take 6-7 years and a commitment of 7 million per. He's not going to take a paycut from 6.7 or a short term deal when he doesnt have to in this crazy market.
Yeah, he does. He had a poor season. The reason why he got 6.7M on a one year deal is because one year deals have very limited risk. The longer a deal goes, the more risk it incurs, and thus the payout is decreased to mitigate risk. A 6-7 year deal would probably go around 5.5M per - that's a ton of risk.
Semin would be dynamite on the Devils' PK the way it is now - that part of Parise's game would be replaced immediately.
Edited by Triumph, 05 July 2012 - 01:23 PM.