After reading comments like this, one can ALMOST understand why Don Cherry hates on Europeans so much. It takes a real man to speak out against one of the, if not THE, hardest working players in the NHL. I know people hate on Crosby a lot for being so bland in interviews, but I'm always going to be a bigger fan of a guy who lets his work ethic and effort on the ice do his talking than a guy who's done nothing calling out a player who is light years ahead of him.
Draftnik-Never really thought that about Semin, but the guy does seem to be out of the line-up an awful lot. Further, when he does play, he's generally floating between the blue lines and rarely, if ever, playing defense. Real easy to rack up offensive numbers when you play like that.