Rutherford has had several discussions in past week with Semin's agent.— Chip Alexander (@ice_chip) July 20, 2012
Earlier in the offseason, Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford said of Semin “We wouldn’t want to get locked in to anything, because we’ve all heard the stories about him. We do like his skill level. It could be that we could bring him in for a year, get to know him and go from there in terms of considering something longer term.”
At CSN Washington, Chuck Gormley writes that Caps GM George McPhee was evasive when talking about the potential of bringing Alexander Semin back, but added that he isn’t that surprised Semin is still on the market.
On Semin finding a new team, McPhee said “It would have to be the right fit for him.”
Gormley writes that Semin is reportedly looking for a two year deal worth $10 million.
He notes that the Penguins have interest in Semin.
Adam Rotter: This is starting to remind me a bit of the Alex Frolov situation from two summers ago where he wanted a long-term deal for big money and then signed with the Rangers for one-year and $3 million. Frolov signed on the 27th of July and Semin may be waiting for some other players to move (Shane Doan and Rick Nash) before he signs a new deal. Someone will give him a chance, probably on a one-year deal, to show he can be one of the top players in the league. If he doesn’t show it, that will be the end for him in the NHL.
However, 65% of voters said that they would bring Semin in on a two-year deal worth $10 million.
Carolina Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford said of Semin, “We wouldn’t want to get locked in to anything because we’ve all heard the stories about him. We do like his skill level. It could be that we could bring him in for a year, get to know him and go from there in terms of considering something longer term.”