Don't you think it's an issue that Semin only chooses to play two-way, hardworking hockey when he wants to? If he played like this all the time, he'd be a hot commodity; but he has the talent and chooses to work hard only rarely. Also, this was the postseason before unrestricted free agency.
Well to be fair, this postseason was also the only time Semin had a coach other than Bruce Boudreau. Perhaps it was Dale Hunter's coaching that improved his two way game. In which case, there's every reason to believe that Babcock could do the same.
Note: His rookie year Boudreau wasn't the coach, so you might have me there.
Edited by kipwinger, 09 July 2012 - 08:20 PM.
GMRwings: "Well, in other civilized countries, 16 years old isn't considered underage. For instance, I believe the age of consent is 16 in Canada. There's some US states where it's 16 as well.
Get off the high horse. Not like she was 10."
"Some girls are 17 even though they look 25."