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  • Bartholomew
    July 27, 2010 - 13:55

    If Semin was half as good as Crosby it'd be worth talking about. Semin plays with Ovechkin, Ray Bolger would get points on a line with Ovechkin. Don't get me wrong, you have to be good to make the NHL, but staying there is twice the battle. Ask Lonny Bohonos, Jody Gage, Greg Hawgood, John Slaney, Rob Brown - remember him. Fifty goal man one year, career minor leaguer after.

    As for him fighting, they aren't expected to, no sense in dogging him for that. Lots of good players go through their careers without fighting. Just because Yzerman, Sakic, Modano etc. played with skill and a little grit, doesn't mean they could fight. Kovalchuk is another maggot that gets under the skin of opposing players when he skates by the bench and does the SShhh motion after he scores. He'll probably never have to drop the gloves in his career. Some plugger making $600,000/year will come to his defence.

    Hockey aint what it used to be. Fast, skillfull - yes, but exciting no. Go to a game in Ottawa, Tampa, New Jersey and you could yawn yourself to sleep.