I wish I knew what the realistic chances of Semin coming here would be
Depends how badly we want him. There's going to be lots of competition for him. The Flyers seem to be turning towards Nash and Ryan, dunno about the Pens, Detroit has already been making a move towards him. You gotta think that every team that lost out on Parise may make a move towards Semin. This is why he's waited.
The only way we get Semin is if we pay the most. Does anyone want to offer a $7M deal to Alex Semin? I lean no.
The worst thing Lou can do right now is kneejerk. When we lost Nieds, Lou panicked and signed 3 awful players. Lou is comparing this loss to Nieds.