On Tuesday, former Capitals 40-goalscorer Alex Semin spoke to Championat’s Darya Tuboltseva. He answered questions about his move to graduate school and how he hopes he lands a contract offer from the NHL or KHL soon.
He also was asked about some of his past detractors in the NHL such as NBC’s Pierre McGuire.
“This is not a great teammate,” McGuire said on July 1, 2012 when Semin was an unrestricted free agent. “I’ll tell you that right now, not a good guy to have around your group unless you have unbelievably great leadership and rely on that. He’s the ultimate coach killer, that’s what he is.”
Semin, who signed a one-year deal that summer with the Carolina Hurricanes, admitted he had heard about the quote.