Matt Bradley said Alexander Semin “just doesn’t care.” David Steckel said that Bradley “was spot on.”And this week, when asked about the criticism, Ted Leonsis defended his current player.

“Alex Semin is a fantastic player,” Leonsis told Comcast SportsNet. “He’s rewarded because he gets lots of minutes, and he’s a very high paid player, and he’s been very productive during the regular season and during the playoffs. And so I support our players, and he’s our bedrock guy on the second line, and I expect really big things from him this year.”