Alex Semin has finally up and done it: he’s a Carolina Hurricane. I guess the Canes’ new motto is “if you can’t beat ‘em, sign ‘em.” Alternate joke: it won’t be the first time Semin has been mentioned in the context of a disaster.
It’s only 1-year, 7 mil, though, so it won’t be as devastating as a Floyd or Isabel.
Fun factoid c/o @dchesnokov:
The Canes is the team Semin scored the most points (and goals) against in his career – 45 (27+18) in 41 games for the Caps.
Which is not terribly surprising, considering the Capitals play the Hurricanes what seems like seventeen times a season. Frankly, those totals look pretty low. I couldn’t score 45 points in 41 games against the Hurricanes, but only because I’m a goalie.
On the other hand, this is making the Hurricanes look slightly fearsome. They’ve got Staal, Semin, the other Staal, Skinner, the other Staal (no, the other one), and screwing up my list, Cam Ward. I can definitely see them coming in second in the SE (which still may not be enough for a playoff berth, but we’re not SouthLeast for nothing).
Finally, as I’m sure you’re wondering, Alex isn’t set to be an Atlantic tropical cyclone name until 2016. But, as the first name on the list, we’ll definitely get one!
See what the competish has to say about this over at Eye on the Storm.