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The Canes agreed to terms with Alexander Semin

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boney    111

According to their facebook:

BREAKING NEWS: The Canes have agreed to terms with Alexander Semin on a one-year, $7 million contract. Read More: http://expi.co/08QT “I’m very happy to be a Carolina Hurricane,” said Semin. “It’s a great fit for me. I look forward to playing with great players, and putting together a winning season.”

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I am beyond stoked about this pickup. :D He hasn't been as good past 2 years since his 84pt year so he will be motivated for a long term deal. We should be great, if we suck next year he is MAJOR trade bait at the deadline for picks and prospects (hoping we dont suck). 1 yr deal so if he sucks next year we arent screwed for 5+ years. If he plays great maybe we lock him in long term next year, we will see.

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Just a guess on our lines right now but here is what I got...

E. Staal - J. Staal - Semin

Skinner - Jokinen - Ruutu

Tlusty - Welsh - Wallace

Dwyer - Brent - LaRose

Nodl

Stewart

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KillerKat    10,949

I like this atm:

Skinner - E.Staal - Semin

Jokinen - J.Staal - Tlusty

Dwyer - Ruutu - LaRose

Stewart - Brent - Nodl

Ruutu is more of a center than Jokinen or Skinner. Actually always thought he should stay there. Still would like to add a true center so that the 3rd and 4th line wingers look more strong. But this lineup right here doesn't look that bad. I believe you should always have a solid center on each line since they have more responsibilities.

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KillerKat    10,949

With the addition of Semin there is no way that they don't play the Staal's and Semin on the same line.

Don't see how Semin is a guarantee Jordan plays with his brother since Semin is a wing. Our center position would be weaker than last season still. I think getting a true center would make it guaranteed.

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KillerKat    10,949

Also Jokinen had the highest face-off percentage of anyone on the team last year so I would bet they will keep him at center.

Jokinen has the faceoffs and scoring. Ruutu has the faceoffs, scoring, and physicality which would make him more of a true center than Jokinen.

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