Alexander Semin, The Hockey Gods Have Spoken, You Are the Weakest Link!

May 3rd, 2010 by Daniel Sallows Leave a reply »
Almost a week after the 8th seeded Montreal Canadiens pulled off one of the biggest first round upsets in NHL Stanley Cup Playoff history, questions around the Washington Capitals ability to take the next step continue to bubble to the surface.

While much of the blame has been directed at Alexander Ovechkin's inability to score in the Caps final three games of the series, the NHL's version of Bono still led the team in points with 10 (5G,5A) against the Habs.

Yes, he was about as predictable as a romantic comedy starring Matthew McConaughey, coming down the wing and taking a snap shot that was blocked by Canadien defenders nine out of ten times.

That being said, at least Ovie was working hard trying to create offense, and if it wasn't for Jarolsav Halak doing his best Ken Dryden impersonation the Capitals most certainly would have moved on to the second round.

Which brings me to Alexander Semin.

Semin was absolutely lathargic for the most part, and after scoring 40 goals during the regular season, he posted a measly 2 assists in the seven games against Montreal.

And to think, just a year and a ha ...

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