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Alexander Semin | Winger

Team: Carolina Hurricanes
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/3/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 209
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Alexander Semin has passed through waivers.
The Hurricanes will now buy out his contract and he will be free to sign with any other team. Semin will draw interest from a lot of teams because he has shown he can score and set up goals in the past but he hasn't done it in a few years. Jul 1 - 12:16 PM

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Hurricanes GM Ron Francis wasn't happy with Alexander Semin's compete level last season.

Carolina has placed Semin on unconditional waivers with the intention of buying him out. "He certainly has had some injuries, but last season he did not have the compete level we expect," Francis said. "We talk about holding our players accountable, and there were some things we felt he did not hold up to, so we made this decision. When we talk about accountability and a consistently high compete level, we have to follow through, or they make no sense. He did not have that high compete level, for whatever reason." That plays into the common criticisms about him. It will be interesting to see what kind of market there will be for Semin this summer. If he signs a one-year contract, then that might provide him with the motivation he needs to bounce back.
Jul 1 - 8:05 AM

Alexander Semin has been placed on unconditional waivers with the intent of buying out the rest of his contract.

He has three years remaining on his deal and his buyout is set to cost the Hurricanes $14 million over six seasons. Semin generated just six goals and 13 assists in 57 games last season, but don't be surprised if another team takes a chance on him with a one-year contract.
Jun 30 - 12:24 PM

There are rumors swirling that the Carolina Hurricanes may be willing to give up the fifth overall pick to a team that's willing to take Alexander Semin's contract.

Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet mentioned the rumor in his "30 thoughts" blog. It seems completely unlikely that a team in the middle of a rebuild would be willing to let go of such a high pick to move a contract. Semin has three years remaining on his current deal and he is owed $7 million per year in each of those three seasons.
Jun 21 - 6:44 PM

The Carolina Hurricanes are keeping their options open when it comes to what to do with Alexander Semin.

Semin comes with a $7 million annual cap hit through 2017-18 and the deal is looking like a disaster at this point. He had a rough campaign in 2013-14, but he collapsed completely last season with six goals and 19 points in 57 games. Buying him out would cost the Hurricanes' roughly $2.3 million in cap space for each of the next six seasons, but it still might be preferable to keeping him on the roster. "It's too early to say," Hurricanes GM Ron Francis said of his plans regarding Semin. "We're looking at all the options. Is it best to keep him here or should we do something else? At the right time we'll do what's best for our organization."
Jun 17 - 5:16 PM

Luke DeCock of the News & Observer is arguing that the Hurricanes should buy out Alexander Semin's contract.

It's certainly a justified stance, given how big of a disaster he's been the past two seasons. He has had some injury troubles along the way, but the fact that he declined as soon as his five-year, $35 million contract kicked in certainly plays into the longstanding narrative that Semin is a talented forward that has motivational issues. Despite that, it wouldn't be surprising to see the Hurricanes keep Semin in the hopes that he bounces back. Keep in mind buying him out would mean paying him $14 million over six years to not play for them.
Apr 20 - 9:27 AM

Alexander Semin admitted that he's not sure what happened to him this season.

Semin was limited to six goals and 19 points in 57 contests and found himself being sent to the press box on multiple occasions. It doesn't sound like he was battling through an injury, although he did have surgery in the summer of 2014, so that might have been a factor. Semin will be worth keeping a close eye on next season because he's obviously capable of much more, but he's also one of the least reliable forwards in the game today and that distinction factors in his entire career, not just his lackluster 2014-15 campaign.
Apr 14 - 10:57 AM

Alexander Semin scored a goal in Carolina's 4-3 loss to Buffalo on Monday.

It was just Semin's sixth goal of the campaign. He'll have a lot to prove in 2015-16 after wildly performing below expectations this season.
Apr 7 - 9:15 AM

Alexander Semin registered an assist in a 4-2 loss Tuesday night.

Semin has five goals and 18 points in 51 contests in 2014-15. He's got a history of inconsistency and in this case fantasy owners might take some comfort in that as it suggests that a bounce back season in 2015-16 is not only possible, but wouldn't be out of the ordinary. Even still, we wouldn't recommend taking him until the end of 2015-16 standard league drafts, if you grab him at all.
Apr 1 - 9:16 AM

Alexander Semin (hamstring) will play in Sunday's tilt against the Boston Bruins.

Semin missed one game because of the injury. He has a disappointing five goals and 17 points in 49 games this season. He may have a lot of offensive skill but he just doesn't show enough consistency to be a fantasy starter every night.
Mar 29 - 2:55 PM

As speculated on Rotoworld earlier, Alexander Semin (hamstring) is likely not playing for the Carolina Hurricanes Saturday night.

Semin is not on the ice for the Carolina warmups prior to a game against the New Jersey Devils.
Mar 28 - 7:08 PM

Carolina coach Bill Peters does not expect forward Alexander Semin to be in the Hurricanes' lineup Saturday night for a game against the New Jersey Devils.

Semin practiced Saturday morning and Peters said he doesn't believe the hamstring injury is serious but, nevertheless, the coach thinks his veteran forward will miss this one. Semin has only five goals and 12 assists in 49 games this season.
Mar 28 - 5:29 PM

Alexander Semin might miss Saturday's game due to an undisclosed injury.

Semin didn't take part in Friday's morning skate. He has five goals and 17 points in 49 games this season.
Mar 27 - 1:15 PM

Alexander Semin scored one of the Carolina Hurricanes' goals in a 5-2 loss Monday night to the Blackhawks in Chicago.

Semin, having a disappointing season, posted his third goal of the season. He has played in 36 games. The Canes' other goal scorer was defenseman John-Michael Liles, his second of the season. It was Liles' first goal since Nov. 22, ending a 26-game drought. The Hurricanes lost for the first time in four games.
Mar 2 - 11:29 PM

Alexander Semin skated on the Hurricanes' top line during Thursday's practice.

The Hurricanes were forced to change their forward lines after Jiri Tlusty was dealt to the Winnipeg Jets. This is a chance for Semin to end what has been a disappointing campaign on a high note. He has two goals and 14 points in 35 games.
Feb 27 - 11:00 AM

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