Found December 27, 2011 on NHL Hot Stove:
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By Alexander Monaghan President  By Bridget Samuels At noon today the NHL roster freeze was removed, effectively turning the heat up from a simmer on this year’s hot stove. In fact, Greg Wyshynski and Jeff Marek chose to make it their topic of the day for their fantastic #MvsW podcast, asking “who is the first name player to be traded?” Taking a few seasons worth of trade deadlines and hockey trades into consideration, the NHL rarely has a ‘name’ player traded. However, one name whose name simply won’t go away is Washington Capitals enigmatic winger Alexander Semin. Semin, or ‘Sasha’ as he’s affectionately referred to, is in his seventh season in the League and with the Caps but could be the poster boy for a change in scenery. Whether that change comes via a new team or a plane ride to Eurasia to tour the KHL is another story altogether. After this season, Semin likely enters the free agent waters for the first time in his career. The 27-year-old has signed two consecutive one-year ...
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