Alexander Semin has found a home with the Carolina Hurricanes, after signing to a five-year contract extension with the team worth $7 million per season.
The Washington Capitals shut down former teammate Alexander Semin, scored a goal with a one-of-a-kind combo and put together a second consecutive impressive performance, beating the Carolina Hurricanes 3-0 Tuesday night in their quest to make a quick last-to-first move in the Southeast Division.
Caps fans, Alexander Semin, the player who gave you plenty of joy and more angst than anyone on the roster the past six years, returns to Washington tonight for the first time as an opponent.
Alex Ovechkin is welcoming Alexander Semin back to town as an old friend. The rest of the Washington Capitals have a more complex view of their former teammate.
Mike Ribeiro, who turns 33 next month, is four years older than Alexander Semin, but he’s much more reliable. Ribeiro only ranked 47th among the top 100 active scorers last season but only 11 joined him in having reached the 50-point plateau in eight straight years.
So Alexander Semin’s agent told The Washington Post that his client, whose contract is expiring, won’t return to the Caps next season if it means that “he’s going to be wasting his career. … They were looking to give everyone ice time except Alex.”
Game 7 losses can be especially tough, but with all these question marks to address heading into the off-season, the toughest part very well could be deciding. And perhaps the man faced with the toughest decision to make is the same man who got the team this far into the playoffs. Will Dale Hunter stick around to continue what he started in D.C. or head North to return to his old life in Canada?
Arlington, VA-The Capitals missed a key component today at practice as they take off to play the Philadelphia Flyers tomorrow and end their five game road trip.
This season has been a roller coaster ride for the Washington Capitals. After starting the season with seven straight wins, the Caps would miss the playoffs if the season ended today. Luckily, Washington still has 26 games to play before the postseason begins, starting with a pivotal match-up against the Southeast Division leading Florida Panthers.
The Caps first trip to Winnipeg since December 10th, 1995 didn’t go well as they fall 4-1 to the Jets and have lost three in a row for the first time this season.