Washington Capitals forward Alexander Semin was a healthy scratch in Monday’s game against the Coyotes. He didn’t skate in the pregame skate, or the morning skate, and Bruce Boudreau has called him out numerous times the past few weeks. Does this mean that Semin’s playing days with the Capitals are done?
He is in the final year of his contract with the Capitals and has not been playing good hockey this season. He currently has the most penalties on the Capitals, and only scored two goals in the month of Novemeber.
While there is a plethora of teams that would want to pick up Semin when he is a valuable top six forward, his history of problems could deplete his value (an maybe he is isn’t worth the 6.7 million dollars to pick up his contract either…).
You gotta wonder how Semin went from being a 40 goal scorer to sitting in the pressbox. If you look at his career stats, you do see a bunch of inconsistent numbers, but you don’t have to be an expert to see that Semin is a very talented hockey player.’
The question is why is Semin not producing?