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Semin admits he's out of shape

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08:21 AM ET 11.21 | Carolina Hurricanes forward Alexander Semin will need some more time to get into game shape. [Semin] said Tuesday he is still not at full fitness despite playing almost two months of lockout hockey in his native Russia. Semin was one of the NHL's first big names to move abroad when the lockout took effect, joining his hometown junior team in late September before moving up to the KHL with Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod two weeks later. "Without doubt, I still need to improve my physical condition," he said on the Torpedo website. Semin has scored two goals in eight games in the KHL as well as five assists, and said he was also missing his scoring instinct. "I could have scored more points. A lot of chances have come up, but I don't always have enough composure yet."

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November 21, 2012  08:50 AM ET

I could have scored more. A lot of chances have come up, but I don't always have enough composure yet.



Sounds like he's a little quick on the draw...

November 21, 2012  09:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I could have scored more. A lot of chances have come up, but I don't always have enough composure yet.Sounds like he's a little quick on the draw...

A common failing of young men

November 21, 2012  09:16 AM ET

Sounds like he's in playoff shape!

November 21, 2012  10:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Sounds like he's in playoff shape!

Ha Ha Ha - nice one Slappy....nothing shows age more then slow moving semin

November 21, 2012  10:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I could have scored more. A lot of chances have come up, but I don't always have enough composure yet.

Sounds like he's a little quick on the draw...

Premature Slapulation?

November 21, 2012  10:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Sounds like he's in Washingtonplayoff shape!

Fixed.

November 21, 2012  10:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Ha Ha Ha - nice one Slappy....nothing shows age more then slow moving semin

It also shows his lack of experience. With age you score as often as you can...before long you will have to use performance enhancing pills

November 21, 2012  12:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Sounds like he's in playoff shape!

Shooting blanks is he?

November 21, 2012  12:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Shooting blanks is he?

I think Slappy's travelling now. He just tweeted that the TSAs at the airport are so busy they're asking you to grope yourself.

November 21, 2012  01:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Sounds like he's a little quick on the draw...

LOL.

Sounds like Semin has no spunk.

November 21, 2012  01:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Shooting blanks is he?

Que viva VIAGRAAAAAA!!!!

November 21, 2012  01:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I think Slappy's travelling now. He just tweeted that the TSAs at the airport are so busy they're asking you to grope yourself.

Now thats frickin funny !

November 21, 2012  01:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I think Slappy's travelling now. He just tweeted that the TSAs at the airport are so busy they're asking you to grope yourself.

I got patted down a couple of weeks ago and the TSA guy was apologetic and said he hoped I didn't mind. I told him that it was the high point of my day and that anybody who had to pat me down deserved extra pay! I thought he was gonna fall over laughing.

November 21, 2012  03:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I got patted down a couple of weeks ago and the TSA guy was apologetic and said he hoped I didn't mind. I told him that it was the high point of my day and that anybody who had to pat me down deserved extra pay! I thought he was gonna fall over laughing.

HAHAHAHAHA

November 21, 2012  06:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I got patted down a couple of weeks ago and the TSA guy was apologetic and said he hoped I didn't mind. I told him that it was the high point of my day and that anybody who had to pat me down deserved extra pay! I thought he was gonna fall over laughing.

Excellent!! It never pays to get grumpy with the TSA guys.

November 21, 2012  06:03 PM ET

Sounds lime Semin would be in top shape..........................for the Leafs!

 
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