A third of the way through his sixth season with the Capitals, Alexander Semin is on pace for a career-best campaign with 18 goals and 33 points through 29 games. While teammates say he's shown more personality in the locker room, he's still a mystery to the outside world, and it remains to be seen whether Washington is a long-term fit for the 26-year-old Russian, whose one-year, $6 million contract is set to expire at the conclusion of the season.
"Everything is going well here," Semin said through a translator. "I want to continue winning, to stay here. I want to win the Cup here. It's a good team, with good coaches and training staff. I'm not thinking much further ahead now. Once there's an offer, I will, but I'm comfortable with this team."