No just guessing based on knowing how marketing works and how PR works. You use every avenue to increase the value of the player, and to me it looks like that's what they did based on your comment.
You also have to think getting Semin away from Ovechkin and the young team might help them and putting Semin with Datsyuk for a full year might just hurt the Wings chemistry in the locker room
Because Holland didn't sign him, naturally the only reasonable assumption is that it would have a negative impact on the Wings.
If he had signed him, I'm sure people would be lining up to say how Semin could turn it around here because of all the leadership in Detroit.
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