Semin was placed on waivers with the intent to buyout his contract.
I would love to take him on with a 1 year/1.5 million "show me" deal. Best case senerio he becomes the first line winger we need and rebounds tremendously. Worst case? One year, we don't re-sign him or trade him midseason
You would love to, but there is no way he's going to sign for that little. If he gets offers like that, he goes to Russia.
The only way we get him on a one year deal is with money. I honestly see no problem giving Semin 1 year at 4-5M per. We're not going to be anywhere near the cap this year. Worst case scenario he's sh!t and gone a year from now. Best case he produces and we re-sign him at a fair deal or some playoff team gives us a nice return for him at the deadline. The money is not the problem for us with a guy like Semin, we can outbid someone easily for a one year deal, but we dont want to get locked into a lengthy deal with him.
There are very few guys I would even consider more than 1 year for from this crop. One guy also waived today I wouldnt mind kicking the tires on is Cody Hodgson, but obviously not at his current term.
Not that i wanna break the bank for him.. But what's wrong with this player ?
His stats are inflated. More than half of his scoring came on lines centered by Getzlaf or Kesler. He's not likely to replicate that here. He could, but the terms he's going to get are a turnoff. He is legitimately David Clarkson 2.0.