In another installment of “Charitable Actions from Unlikely Sources,” we have Alex Semin’s lockout plans!
Semin told SovSport the reason he signed to play for free is to give back to the club and the city where his career started.
How weird, that a notably selfish and chronically apathetic European(-ish) enigma would do something noble and good-hearted!
Chesnokov translated the article over at Puck Daddy. He goes on to explain that Semin can move up to a KHL club and hints at him playing with (sigh) former teammate Alex Ovechkin on Dynamo.
I’m not surprised Semin would rather remain in Krasnoyarsk — he’s never been shy about how much he loves his hometown. But for someone who, unfairly or not, has a reputation of enjoying the high life, it is a little surprising he would play for so little. I guess I’m just as dismissive as the TSN talking heads. (No character? Come on.)
Of course, this will be my last word on the subject, as Semin is, I should remind you, no longer a Capital. In retrospect, his decision makes a little more sense: who wouldn’t rather be in Siberia than Raleigh?