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So much for the demotion: Alexander Semin skates on second line

Apr 30, 2012, 7:28 PM EDT

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Apparently the reports of Alexander Semin‘s demotion were for naught. After skating on the fourth line in practice today, Semin was instead on the second line with his usual Washington Capitals linemates during the pregame skate, according to Stephen Whyno and others.

Semin had some tough times in Game 1 against the New York Rangers, but onlookers raved about his all-out effort during much of the seven-game series against the Boston Bruins.

Ultimately, it’s all about filling up the net for the pending free agent, though. Considering how rare goals have suddenly become in Capitals contests lately, lighting a fire under Semin might just make a big difference.

  1. babykaby - May 1, 2012 at 5:48 AM

    You are stupid!!! Did you even watch the Bruins/Caps series? Semin has been scoring as well as playing well defensively. He’s one of the reasons the Caps have made it to the second round. To insuate he isn’t doing well shows just how uninformed and how stupid you are. Why don’t you go watch soccor, hockey is obviously something you know nothing about?

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