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TSN panel rips Alexander Semin


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A little earlier this afternoon, TSN’s panel of analysts eviscerated Alexander Semin, who became an unrestricted free agent at noon after spending the last seven seasons with the Capitals.

Marc Crawford called the Russian winger a “complete loser”with “no character” and added that Semin, 28, should end up with a non-playoff contender.

“He’ll be banished to a place like Columbus or something like that, and that’s what those guys do,” Crawford said. “They head to the island of misfit toys.”

Then Pierre McGuire took his turn criticizing Semin.

“This is not a great teammate, I’m telling you right now. Not a good guy to have around your group unless you have unbelievably strong leadership,” McGuire said. “He’s the ultimate coach killer, that’s what he is.”

Semin recorded 21 goals and 54 points for Washington this season — second on the team behind Alex Ovechkin — and finished a plus-9 in 77 games this year.

What are your thoughts on TSN’s commentary? Fair or unfair?

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