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#61 MadDog2020

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 07:41 PM

Seriously what would ya'll rather have, a chance to play with Malkin and Crosby or the always successful Russian-NJ lure: Newark Airport's right down the street baby? Posted Image

EWR > Crosby/Malkin
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Posted 07 July 2012 - 01:09 AM

I would love to see this guy in a Devils uniform, I could see Semin wanting to play here with Kovy, pick em up Lou!

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 01:18 AM

Why would Semin want to play with a silly Penguin on his sweater. He'd be much better off with Satan on his side!
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Posted 07 July 2012 - 01:44 AM



PICK EM UP!!

Edited by parisebrandon1994, 07 July 2012 - 01:45 AM.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 07:48 AM

yes. just sign this man and give him #9 already!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 07 July 2012 - 10:02 AM

Does anyone really care if we overspend a bit on Semin, just to have him as Parise 2.0, but actually a better person and player?
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Posted 07 July 2012 - 01:03 PM

Question: if we sign Semin and after a year or two it's clearly not working out, can he be transferred to the KHL? Would we get out of having to pay him if that happens?
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Posted 07 July 2012 - 02:09 PM

Word on the streets is that the Pens and Wings won't go above 4 years on Semin.

I heard it from this guy:

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 02:12 PM

According to the Ottawa Sun the Semin sweepstakes is down to NJ and Detroit. Not sure how true it is but Ill trust a major newspaper over a twitter account anyday.
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Posted 07 July 2012 - 02:14 PM

According to the Ottawa Sun the Semin sweepstakes is down to NJ and Detroit. Not sure how true it is but Ill trust a major newspaper over a twitter account anyday.


Strange the homeless guy in my previous post said he works for the Sun. Or maybe he said he works on the Sun.
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Posted 07 July 2012 - 02:31 PM

Wow, Alexander Semin still can't speak almost any english. He doesn't even make an effort. I know it's difficult but he's been here for years now.
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Posted 07 July 2012 - 02:33 PM

Sign him, give him #9, watch him become a God, see parise's head explode as we retire his number.
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Posted 07 July 2012 - 02:37 PM

Wow, Alexander Semin still can't speak almost any english. He doesn't even make an effort. I know it's difficult but he's been here for years now.


same with Volchenkov i guess haha
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Posted 07 July 2012 - 02:38 PM

Could semin play the RW?

Kovy - Zajac - Semin could be intriguing.

Edit: Assuming Kovy shifts back over now that Zach is gone.

Edited by Devilsfan118, 07 July 2012 - 02:40 PM.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 02:55 PM

same with Volchenkov i guess haha


both of these are from this past season - clearly A-Train speaks well enough and while not so fluent, he makes a real effort. Semin couldn't give a fvck.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWMgdOtsxX4


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gr29atsouHc

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 03:04 PM

Semin being "lazy" about learning a foreign language is about as American as it gets.
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Posted 07 July 2012 - 03:44 PM

both of these are from this past season - clearly A-Train speaks well enough and while not so fluent, he makes a real effort. Semin couldn't give a fvck.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWMgdOtsxX4


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gr29atsouHc


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Posted 07 July 2012 - 07:08 PM

Question: if we sign Semin and after a year or two it's clearly not working out, can he be transferred to the KHL? Would we get out of having to pay him if that happens?


He could just walk out on his deal. I'm not sure about the assignment. Vish got assigned to the KHL but I'm not sure what that did to his NHL deal.
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Posted 07 July 2012 - 07:21 PM

According to the Ottawa Sun the Semin sweepstakes is down to NJ and Detroit. Not sure how true it is but Ill trust a major newspaper over a twitter account anyday.

My first reaction was to discredit it since I assumed it was written by that tool Bruce Garrioch but I was wrong. I'm not sure how credible the author, Don Brennan, is but it is interesting to see the Devils attached to Semin according to his sources.

Here is the article:

From what we are led to believe, only the New Jersey Devils and Detroit Red Wings have expressed any real interest in Semin.

Semin’s agent, Mark Gandler, recently told ESPN The Magazine that the Capitals mishandled the gifted Russian right winger. He said Semin, who has a strong preference to play in the NHL rather than go back home and become a KHLer, wants to have the expanded role Washington wouldn’t offer.

He wants to kill penalties and play in the last minute of games. He wants more ice time than the 16:47 he averaged last season the Capitals, his lowest since he was a rookie in 2003-04.


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Posted 07 July 2012 - 07:31 PM

Could semin play the RW?


Thats basically his primary position. He played RW more often than not in Washington.
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