well word from Chesnokov is that Semin was offered a two year deal from CSKA at around the same salary he made playing for the Caps. There's also rumor that Semin has inked a 1 year deal with the Pens.
As to my earlier argument: There is no need to replace Boulton. As I recall last year many on this forum were rightly confused when we signed both Cam and Boulton. Bottom line is that the NHL is such that if you don't have any upside, offensive or defensive, then you're useless. Barch and Janssen are dinosaurs just because they don't bring anything but goonery.
Now I know Barch and Janssen have nothing to do with other signings or Zach etc. What I am saying is is that Lou shouldn't waste his time signing goons. He should be working on bringing in real depth players.
It's going to suck when the Phillys, Pitts and NYRs go out and get the Nashs, Semins and Ryans of the NHL and the Devils are still signing the Barchs, Janssens and Boultons of the NHL. Lou not only needs to address the immediate concerns of this team, but he also has to stay competitive, not only with the league, but with the division. I just don't see how signing Barch and Janssen does that.
Grrr. You admit that Barch and Janssen have nothing to do with other possible moves, but then say Lou is somehow wasting his time. I can picture it now:
Hey Lou, Scott Howson's on the phone and he wants to trade you Nash for Tedenby straight up.
Sorry, tell him to fvck off, I'm on a conference call with Cam and Krys.
EDIT: And I would be thrilled if the Rags, in their quest to add a big name part with one of their starting defensemen.
Edited by Daniel, 09 July 2012 - 10:25 PM.