Alexander Semin is a mystery wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a, well you get the point. Does he speak English? I've heard him speak it pretty darn well. But then he needs an interpreter for an interview with the Post's Tarik El-Bashir. He's got an attitude problem, but then again, I didn't see any problems coming forth from the locker room last year, when Semin put up 38 goals and 73 points, both totals being good enough for second on the team to that other Alex. So what will Semin do this year? Well, hopefully having better linemates will get him even more productive. I don't think there's anyone in America that believes that Nylander and Backstrom aren't a step up from Pettinger and the rotation of Laich, Klepis, and Beech (no offense to Princess). Between the improved linemates and the (hopefully) improved power play, it'll be nice to see Semin's goals go up. Or at least his assists.
And maybe he won't make people mad enough to smash their iPod.