Recommendation: Semin's been a disappointment the past two seasons, but he still provides Carolina with some much needed offensive firepower. At only 28-years-old it is entirely possible that he regains his previous form. He scored over a point per game during the '08-'09 and '09-'10 seasons while serving as sidekick for Alex Ovechkin on some talented Washington teams. Fantasy owners, especially in keeper leagues, have to be happy that Semin decided against going to the KHL. It is unclear whether he will skate on Carolina's first line with the Staal brothers or provide a boost to a weak second line. Playing on a one-year deal he should be supremely motivated for the 2012-13 season.
- Alex Ovechkin