semin is a hurricane

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wjeremy97 PM wjeremy97
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Posted: 7/26/2012 3:58:03 PM
1 year $7 million.


not a bad signing!
bk_widows PM bk_widows
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Posted: 7/26/2012 4:53:28 PM
QUOTE

Originally Posted by wjeremy97:

1 year $7 million.


not a bad signing!

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IMO this is a terrible signing...

last year: burned on tomas kaberle..this year: bite on an iffy character guy...with attitude issues.. who disappears in the trenches...

will he or won't he show up on a given night? your guess is as good as mine...

rutherford obviously hoping they have the character guys who can help keep his mind from wandering...

but $7-mil a year for a guy whose heart isn't always in it?...sweet hayzoos  was it that long ago that coloardo gave teemu selanne $5-mil+, and at least they paid a HOFer...sorry but im holding my nose

 

 

Niners13 PM Niners13
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Posted: 7/26/2012 5:52:13 PM
fade carolina and minny
HutchEmAll PM HutchEmAll
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Posted: 7/26/2012 5:59:43 PM
It's only a year and if they were are pretty solidly under the cap, I'd have to appreciate them spending the money.  Optimal?  Probably not. But he's off the books next year so he doesn't hurt their flexibility long term.  Did they really have many better options?
HutchEmAll PM HutchEmAll
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Posted: 7/26/2012 6:02:11 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Niners13:

fade carolina and minny

Might want to at least wait and see what happens in camp and pre-season and what the betting lines look like before making a blanket statement like that.  

panthalassa PM panthalassa
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Posted: 7/26/2012 6:21:17 PM
i think the money's too much for his likely impact, and yet ...
with a one-year deal, they'll probably have his full attention, b/c he'll be motivated to get one last multi-year deal to end his career ...
and they really need to make the playoffs this year, for revenue reasons ...
and almost as importantly, it's important that they not be perceived as not making it because they're too stingy ...
and even if he's a bust in carolina, at least he won't be wearing the 'canes out in a caps uni, because he sure has for the last several years.
LeRinkRat PM LeRinkRat
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Posted: 7/26/2012 7:36:37 PM

$7 million for THAT mutt? the guy is a complete "no load" screwoff. IF "Seaman" Semin can't perform playing with Ovechkin and Backstrom, what makes anyone think a lower level of talent @ Carolina is going to "wake him up"?

wiggins PM wiggins
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Posted: 7/26/2012 7:45:35 PM
its 1 year lol there is zero risk in this deal if semin doesn't produce
Cannon88 PM Cannon88
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Posted: 7/26/2012 7:48:33 PM
QUOTE

Originally Posted by Niners13:

fade carolina and minny

Agreed.

WeMoveLines PM WeMoveLines
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Posted: 7/26/2012 11:42:34 PM
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Originally Posted by wiggins:

its 1 year lol there is zero risk in this deal if semin doesn't produce

Good point.

Even though he doesn't deserve NEAR 7m I can see why they would throw it at him for only a 1 year..

faceoff PM faceoff
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Posted: 7/27/2012 1:56:03 AM
Stranger things have happened, but 7 million ???????.....  For Semin..???? Phew... Elite player salary status...

The Canes throwing some money around...... 
Lippsman PM Lippsman
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Posted: 7/27/2012 8:21:24 PM
They are for sure, they seem to have a different attitude this year.
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