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Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 12/07/2010

In sixth season with Caps, Alexander Semin is still a mystery

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."

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By Washington Post sports editors  |  04:17 PM ET, 12/07/2010

Categories:  Alexander Semin

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