Originally Posted by DivineLegion
Heck of a road trip for the canes 7 of a possible 10 points so far, with only one game to play. 9 out of a possible 12 on a 6 game road trip would be out of this world. Alexander Semin is an outstanding play maker, and is worth every penny of the 7 mil the Canes gave him.
The key with Semin is to get consistency. All too often he disappeared during stretches of an 82 game season and also the playoffs.
IMO, he has the most talented skill set in the league but he has to want to play. I think it benefits him that this is a 48 game season, he shouldn't have too many lulls.
FWIW, I also believe the caps organization is mainly at fault. Sure Semin has his flaws, just like any player but the fact that he is fitting in Carolina just shows how ****ed up the caps organization is.
This is what always happens. The players end up flourishing elsewhere because the caps have no clue how to handle players. Ovie will also be a "rejuvinated" 40+ goal scorer if traded to another organization.