The Carolina Hurricanes performed plenty of due diligence before inking Alexander Semin to a one-year, $7 million deal, including advanced statistical analysis. Plus a glimpse at the new-look Southeast Division and notes on a big day in Phoenix.
Barring a complete change of heart, forward Alexander Semin won't be back in Washington next season. According to Semin's agent Mark Gandler, the skilled forward has no intentions of signing a contract extension with the Capitals.
Dale Hunter got the first win under his belt this weekend, but if the Capitals' spiral continues, player changes could be next. If the Caps decide their core is rotten, how would they look on the trade market?