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Semin -- "What's so special about Crosby?"

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:46 am

Interesting interview over on Puck Daddy with Alexander Semin.

Many people believe the Crosby/Malkin/Ovechkin rivalry is now the Crosby/Malkin/Ovechkin/Semin rivalry. Do you believe you're on that level of hockey stardom at this point in your career?

What's so special about [Crosby]? I don't see anything special there. Yes, he does skate well, has a good head, good pass. But there's nothing else. Even if you compare him to Patrick Kane from Chicago ... [Kane] is a much more interesting player. The way he moves, his deking abilities, his thinking on the ice and his anticipation of the play is so superb.

I think that if you take any player, even if he is "dead wood," and start promoting him, you'll get a star. Especially if he scores 100 points. No one is going to care about anyone else. No one is going to care whether he possesses great skill.


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Re: Semin -- "What's so special about Crosby?"

Postby Rohit on Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:50 am

yikes
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Re: Semin -- "What's so special about Crosby?"

Postby pensfan66 on Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:50 am

Wow!!! That's alI have to say about that. What a tool! I thought he was the better Alex on that team. Apparantly not. Hopefully Sid sees that and gets offended. We know what happens when he gets angry.
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Re: Semin -- "What's so special about Crosby?"

Postby Number Nine on Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:51 am

I am utterly speechless. Wow.
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Re: Semin -- "What's so special about Crosby?"

Postby brwi on Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:51 am

Wow....mighty big words from someone who accomplished all of 42 points last year and will also wet his pants when things get physical. Yeah, Semin and his hot start to this young season is who I'd ask about elite talent in the league. Bizarre.

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Re: Semin -- "What's so special about Crosby?"

Postby penny lane on Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:54 am

It's on!
tag team cage match:
Sid/Geno versus AO/Alex S

:)

I don't care what he says.
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Re: Semin -- "What's so special about Crosby?"

Postby farnham16 on Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:54 am

Call me when Semin does anything significant in this league.
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Re: Semin -- "What's so special about Crosby?"

Postby kalika on Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:55 am

brwi wrote:Wow....mighty big words from someone who accomplished all of 42 points last year and will also wet his pants when things get physical. Yeah, Semin and his hot start to this young season is who I'd ask about elite talent in the league. Bizarre.

Brad

Bizarre is the right word. For no other reason that he would actually say that about another player, especially an elite one. But, then, coming from Semin who hasn't managed to get his own crap together on the ice for most of his career.
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Re: Semin -- "What's so special about Crosby?"

Postby KG on Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:57 am

I'm sure Bruce Boudreau and Teddy Leonsis are very happy that Semin opened his trap like this...Very smart...
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Re: Semin -- "What's so special about Crosby?"

Postby Rohit on Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:59 am

i wonder, though if its due to the language barrier
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Re: Semin -- "What's so special about Crosby?"

Postby spi on Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:03 pm

He just looks like he wants to stir the pot and if he really thinks that then where does he rank.

BUT, IMO Sid has been pretty average this year. And I also have to say that it should not be that difficult to find players to play with him. Great players should make other players better. To maximize his potential you need highly talented guys but right now they can possess the puck with sid on the ice let alone get a shot.

AS long as Sid plays the way he is playing, get used to these kinds of articles.
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Re: Semin -- "What's so special about Crosby?"

Postby Burnaby_Joe on Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:04 pm

Rohit wrote:i wonder, though if its due to the language barrier


doubt it..........even if you don't think Crosby is an elite talent, you wouldn't disrespect a fellow player like that............what a jagoff :roll:
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Re: Semin -- "What's so special about Crosby?"

Postby mac5155 on Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:13 pm

semin laich semin
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Re: Semin -- "What's so special about Crosby?"

Postby KG on Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:14 pm

At least Boudreau lets his horses run.....oh MT smack down right there...
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Re: Semin -- "What's so special about Crosby?"

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:17 pm

This will either:

A) not bother Crosby because he doesn't listen to crap like this, therefore continue playing at a sub-par level for someone of his caliber

or

B) turn his switch and get him going
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Re: Semin -- "What's so special about Crosby?"

Postby Penspal on Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:22 pm

Well, you can circle the next Caps game with another circle, just another storyline to throw on what already is a going to be a great re-match.

Geno - Ove
Crosby - Semin
Godard - Brashaer
Biznasty - Bradley (I doubt Bradley would dance again, but you can hope)
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Re: Semin -- "What's so special about Crosby?"

Postby bringitonhome on Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:24 pm

Well, so far this year, I would have to agree.
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Re: Semin -- "What's so special about Crosby?"

Postby Steve on Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:36 pm

What so special?

Well, Sid's work ethic, on and off the ice. His vision & passing skills. His work in the corners and willingness to take a pounding to make a play. The fact that he was the best player in the world, at the age of 19. I guess I have a different definition of "special" than he does.

It was a good interview though - and at least it was refreshing to read about what a player really feels - even though I disagree with some of it.
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Re: Semin -- "What's so special about Crosby?"

Postby Bob McKenzie on Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:36 pm

He's entitled to his opinion.

The way Crosby is playing this year, I don't think he's exaggerating about him. Crosby NEEDS to be more aggressive at scoring goals.
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Re: Semin -- "What's so special about Crosby?"

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:37 pm

bringitonhome wrote:Well, so far this year, I would have to agree.


So would most people including myself, but I dont think he was talking about this year. Especially when I read the comment about the NHL making him into a star.

I think that if you take any player, even if he is "dead wood," and start promoting him, you'll get a star. Especially if he scores 100 points. No one is going to care about anyone else. No one is going to care whether he possesses great skill.


He's not talking about just this year.
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Re: Semin -- "What's so special about Crosby?"

Postby littlemoonboot on Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:39 pm

Brooks? Hey Brooks? Come over here, man. Someone wants free candy.

Crosby's been having some off times but to say he's nothing special and to write him off is b.s. Maybe his problem is that he is SO driven and such a perfectionist he's not just letting himself loosen up and enjoy the game. Just my guess. :?
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Re: Semin -- "What's so special about Crosby?"

Postby Rocky133213 on Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:40 pm

I love it...just makes the rivalry with the Caps even better!!!!
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Re: Semin -- "What's so special about Crosby?"

Postby Steve on Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:44 pm

PensFanInDC wrote:
bringitonhome wrote:Well, so far this year, I would have to agree.


So would most people including myself, but I dont think he was talking about this year. Especially when I read the comment about the NHL making him into a star.

I think that if you take any player, even if he is "dead wood," and start promoting him, you'll get a star. Especially if he scores 100 points. No one is going to care about anyone else. No one is going to care whether he possesses great skill.


He's not talking about just this year.


Perhaps Semin has been spending too much time on the Caps message boards....
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Re: Semin -- "What's so special about Crosby?"

Postby WHITEY1 on Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:44 pm

ha ha ha you said Semin ha ha ha ha.
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Re: Semin -- "What's so special about Crosby?"

Postby laholm64 on Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:48 pm

I wonder how much Crosby hating is going on around the league? Do you think this is an isolated thing? I guess we will never know. The thing that bothers me is there are so many people who rag on Crosby because Bettman supposedly made him the face of the NHL, but did Crosby EVER ask for ANY attention from ANYONE? I've never heard him quoted as saying anything or seen him do anything that would make me think he wants all the attention he gets.
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