Alexander Semin Snubbed: How He Can Get Revenge on the Capitals and the NHL

January 20th, 2011 by Tom Schreier Leave a reply »
It’s all the buzz in the online blogosphere.

His name is posted all over discussion groups; there has even been a Facebook group created.

Alexander Semin has been snubbed in the All-Star selection process.

Despite recording 35 points (18 goals, 17 assists) in 39 games this season, the 26-year-old Russian winger was not voted to join teammates Alex Ovechkin and Mike Green in Raleigh, North Carolina for the NHL All-Star game.

He was not even on the ballot.

The winger has two more goals than Ovechkin (16), despite playing in seven less games than his teammate (46).

While Semin would not have been a surefire All-Star, but he deserves to be in the running.

Semin has reason to believe that he has been given the cold shoulder by both his franchise, who may be overlooking him, as well as the NHL, who left him off the ballot.

In a November interview with Craig Custance of the Sporting News Ovechkin said that he would pick Semin to join his team if he were a captain—Carolina’s Eric Staal and Detroit’s Nicklas Lidstrom were chosen as All-Star captains—but his support f ...

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