For a large part of Alex Semin‘s career in Washington, he was an international man of mystery. Semin would rarely conduct interviews with the media, and if he did, they were never in English. This was despite the fact that there were clear signs he knew the language. At times, I thought Semin’s english was secretly as expansive and perfect as Dave Chappelle’s impersonation of Lil’ Jon.
Since signing with Carolina as a free agent a few years ago, Semin’s relationship with the local media has been better.
Take Tripp Tracy’s two-part interview with Sasha Minor last year. Tracy grilled Semin about how great a Hurricanes jersey looks on him and how much his teammates actually love him. Hard-hitting stuff.
Tracy was granted another TV interview with Semin, and it has now hit the internet. It is just as gripping.
Below, learn how much Semin likes playing with the Staals, how awesome Pavel Bure is, and Mama Semin.