ANAHEIM CA - FEBRUARY 16: Alexander Semin (R) #28 and Karl Alzner #27 of the Washington Capitals celebrate Semin's third goal of the game against the Anaheim Ducks in the third period at the Honda Center on February 16 2011 in Anaheim California. The Capitals defeated the Ducks 7-6.(Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Since the start of free agency, many fans across the NHL have been wondering where Alexander Semin will land. Semin, one of the best members of this very thin free agent class (even if you include Zach Parise and Ryan Suter), still remains unsigned, which has confused many fans.
We may have finally figured out why.
Oh, there is it.
If Semin, who had one of the worst years of his career last season, wants a longer deal (think more than two years) at $7-million a year or more, he has another thing coming. Or, he at least, won't get too many looks from Glen Sather. As of right now, there's no reports that the New York Rangers have even contacted Semin, so it wouldn't be crazy to assume that the Rangers have absolutely no interest in Semin at this point.
But even if they did, that $7-million price tag would likely scare them away.