Hurricanes President Says They Paid Alexander Semin “To Go Away”

Alexander Semin was a failed experiment for the Carolina Hurricanes. Semin was signed to a five-year, $35 million contract heading into 2013-14 and the outcome was a disaster. Over the last two seasons, Semin appeared in 122 games and scored 61 points. That stat line doesn’t sound too bad, but he managed just 19 points in 57 games in 2014-15 which resulted in the club buying out his bloated contract.

Semin’s work ethic was questioned by fans and he was often accused of taking his foot off the gas during plays and not following the direction of the coaches. Hurricanes president confirmed that the front office saw these issues too, stating that the team bought out Semin so he’d go away.

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