Found February 26, 2013 on Fox - The Hockey Guy:
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Alexander Semin's return to Washington D.C. Tuesday caused quite a stir.Semin was an enigmatic performer during his tenure with the the Washington Capitals, demonstrating world-class offensive ability and the magical ability to disappear for weeks on end.“Some nights you didn’t even know if he was gonna come to the rink,” Capitals forward Troy Brouwer observed during a radio interview this week. “It’s tough to play alongside guys like those because you don’t know what you’re gonna get out of ‘em.”So far Semin has been a solid citizen for the Carolina Hurricanes, who tethered him on the short leash of a one-year, $7 million contract. He has scored 14 points in his first 17 games.Should Semin play well all season, he could get a multi-year contract to stick in the NHL. If he vanishes again, his next stop will be the KHL – which is far more forgiving of intermittent effort.Semin plays with center Eric Staal on Carolina’s top line. Staal defended his linemate in the wake of Brouwer’s c
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