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#1 -Vintage Canuck-

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:09 PM

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Semin signs 1 year deal with Carolina.

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Canes have signed Semin. One year at $7 million, Rutherford says.

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RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with left wing Alexander Semin (SEH-min) on a one-year contract. The deal will pay Semin $7 million for the 2012-13 season.


“We have done a lot of research about Alexander, and discussions about his fit with our team have included people at many different levels of our organization, including players, coaches and staff,” said Rutherford. “What’s been clear throughout this process was his commitment to wanting to play in the NHL, and compete against the world’s best players.


“Alexander’s elite skill level and ability to score from the wing fill an important need on the ice, and we hope that a fresh start in Carolina will serve both Alexander and our team well.”


Semin, 28, completed his seventh NHL season in 2011-12, ranking second among Washington Capitals skaters in goals (21), assists (33) and points (54), and tied for fourth in plus/minus (+9). The Krasnoyarsk, Russia, native earned three goals and one assist (4 points) in 14 Stanley Cup playoff games for the Capitals, as Washington topped Boston in the first round before falling to the New York Rangers in seven games. Following the playoffs, he joined Russia at the 2012 IIHF World Championship, tallying five points (2g, 3a) in three games, including two goals and one assist during Russia’s gold-medal game victory.


“I’m very happy to be a Carolina Hurricane,” said Semin. “It’s a great fit for me. I look forward to playing with great players, and putting together a winning season.”


Selected by Washington in the first round, 13th overall, of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Semin (6’2”, 209 lbs.) has totaled 197 goals, 211 assists (408 points) and 450 penalty minutes in 469 career regular-season games with the Capitals. He is one of 18 NHL players to have averaged 30 goals or more per year over the last six seasons, with 187 total goals in that period of time. Semin netted his 197th career goal on April 5 against Florida, moving into fifth place on Washington’s all-time goal-scoring list. He has a career plus/minus rating of plus-65, and his plus-92 rating over the last four seasons ranks fifth among all NHL players.


Semin has represented Russia in nine major international competitions, including the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. He helped Russia capture gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 IIHF World Championships, and also won medals at the 2002 U-18 World Junior Championship (silver), 2005 IIHF World Championship (bronze) and 2010 IIHF World Championship (silver). Semin’s career statistics are below.


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Edited by -Vintage Canuck-, 26 July 2012 - 12:20 PM.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:11 PM

Rutherford finally made his splash ?
* Staal doesn't count, it was obvious :P
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:13 PM

If he's making more money than he was last year, it is a terrible signing.
Even if it is only for 1 year.

$7mil is brutal.

Edited by Jagermeister, 26 July 2012 - 12:22 PM.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:13 PM

Gives them depth.

If he does his usual disappearing act... he goes below Ruutu, Skinner, Jokinen, Staal, Staal and Larose.
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:15 PM

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My source who is close to Semin on Semin signing w/ @NHLCanes: "It's true." So, Alexander Semin is set to play in Carolina next year.
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:19 PM

Waste of money if it's more than what he made last year. Until this guy learns to play with heart, he's still useless.
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:19 PM

Confirmed.

@DarrenDreger Semin signs 1 year deal with Carolina.

https://twitter.com/...569811448393729

@DarrenDreger 1 year... $7 million for Semin in Carolina.

https://twitter.com/...570237338001409

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Edited by Kazakh Man, 26 July 2012 - 12:20 PM.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:20 PM

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Thought he would of been a devil. Good for Carolina

HockeyyInsiderr is starting to sound legit guys

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:21 PM

Waste of money if it's more than what he made last year. Until this guy learns to play with heart, he's still useless.


Gotta reach the cap floor somehow.
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:22 PM

Wow, surprising signing! I always thought Carolina had a restricted budget due to it being a small market team.
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:22 PM

Hopefully he forgot his magical disappearing act from last year.
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:23 PM

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7 mil?

WTF

HockeyyInsiderr had this?

WTF

Staals with the taste of Semin?

WTF

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:24 PM

7 mil for this floater? sheesh
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:25 PM

Ouch 7mil for slappy Semin. Looks like Carolina wants to compete next year.
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:26 PM

I think he can be a great fit in Carolina because they have a lot of top end centers but not that many top end wingers. Also Staal and Skinner will set him up for a lot of goals.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:26 PM

Carolina's more concerned with just making the playoffs, so Semin actually fits quite well for them.
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:27 PM

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BREAKING NEWS: Semin and his agent carefully considering offer on the table from #CANES. Carolina front runners as per my source (1yr offer)

HockeyyInsiderr got this one. But wait, this just came out of his ass right? Haters gon hate.
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:28 PM

Carolina will be a top 3 seed in the east. Reaal nice lineup and Ward is a top goalie.. Good signing.
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:28 PM

Good way for Carolina to reach the cap floor I guess. They still have over 13 mil in cap space so on a 1 year deal, it's a low risk, high reward signing.
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:28 PM

One of the few teams I think he can get his act together at. Skill wise, there are few that match him. Obviously the problem is his drive. That said, playing with the Staal's, Skinner, and Ward should really help (I like Ovechkin, but Canadian players should help him).

I do feel conflicted on this. As a Jets fan, this is yet another team in our division that will rip us apart. On the other hand, it is another team in our division that will rip us apart; thus, ensuring we get another top draft pick.
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:29 PM

Lots of money, but I'm sure it was given to see if he's worth it for an extension after.

...Carolina just went from a non-playoff team to a 5th-8th playoff contender with this signing as it gives them a lot more balance with the forward group. Solid signing, like the move.



J. Skinner - E. Staal - A. Semin
J. Jokinen - J. Staal - T. Ruutu



...Solid top 6.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:30 PM

Great pick up for the Canes, at a good price.

Real heart and soul player here



Probably just sold himself to the highest bidder :rolleyes:
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:30 PM

On July 21st (5 days ago) HockeyyInsiderr said it was going to be 1 year/$6.5M deal. Wow, he was pretty damn close.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:30 PM

Uh... If we for sure didn't get Doan i would've done this..

For a year? I'd take him in a heartbeat. Still allows us to re-sign Edler and Burrows next year too.
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:31 PM

I'm surprised he didnt go for a long term one before the CBA expiry. He could have guaranteed a longer future and more $ in the long run.

Not smart on Semin's part at all.
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:31 PM

A bit pricey IMO. But Carolina looks good with their additions
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:31 PM

Hockeyinsiderr was on this.


Hockeyy Insiderr@HockeyyInsiderr

Onto some Alex Semin news:as previous reports indicate the#Canes are interested in him. Actual offer on the table as we speak = 1year/$6.5M



Hockeyy Insiderr@HockeyyInsiderr
BREAKING NEWS: Semin and his agent carefully considering offer on the table from #CANES. Carolina front runners as per my source (1yr offer)


Those about to say that's not the right amount... ya no kidding, this was also posted 5 days ago, and things change. Props to him on this one.
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:31 PM

I'm surprised Carolina offered him so much - it didn't sound like there was a huge bidding war for the guy.

Still, a 1 year is pretty low risk and, as mentioned earlier, the team needed to get to the cap floor.

Pretty decent top 6, though.
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:32 PM

7 million is a bunch of money even its for a year for a guy who has dropped from a 70- 80 points playe to a 50 + points player
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:32 PM

he's good but not 7m good, but the Canes are looking like a dangerous team ..
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