From 2006 through 2012, Alex Semin was an inscrutable, playful presence on the Washington Capitals roster. Now that he’s with Carolina Hurricanes, Lesser Sasha doesn’t seem to have changed much. Friend-of-the-blog and Canes photographer extraordinaire Jamie Kellner shared a little video that reminds us of all the good times.
As Tripp Tracy of Fox Sports talks to Justin Peters, Carolina’s de facto number-one goalie, Semin buries them in snow.
That sounds about right. Recall, if you will, Alex Semin’s failed safari for Nick Backstrom or his HR-worrying hug attack on Mike Green. One time he was so excited after winning at Worlds that he made himself bleed while undressing.
Is this why people talk about Semin’s work ethic?
Semin has just 3 goals and 5
points assists with Carolina through 18 games. The Canes are struggling overall– sporting the 5th worst shooting percentage in the league, so don’t worry about Sasha. He’ll be fine. He always is.