Found July 28, 2012 on Hockey Fan Land:
 Alex Semin is the newest member of the Carolina HurricanesIt took three weeks, four days, and a few hours, but Alex Semin is officially no longer a Washington Capital.  However, we'll still be seeing the Russian enigma quite a bit next season.  Semin signed a one-year, $7 million contract with the Carolina Hurricanes earlier today, marking the first season he'll play in the NHL without sporting a Washington sweater.  It was an inevitable scenario that became a reality today, but it will be quite weird to see Sasha (hopefully) six times in the upcoming season. The Caps division rival acquired Semin for a slightly steeper price than his cap hit last season of $6.7 million.  The Hurricanes haven't defeated the Caps in a season series since 2006-07 (two season-series ties), but Carolina promises to be a tough challenge in 2012-13 after trading for Jordan Staal and signing Semin.  The sniper leaves the Capitals as the fifth-best goalscorer in franchise history, but the lasti...
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