Carolina has re-signed Alex Semin to a 5 year, $35 million contract. This may make them tight in cap space in the off-season, but they did need to re-sign Semin. The media, as well as Washington D.C, has been wrong about him, as he has been one of the best players on the Hurricanes this season, with 8 goals, 22 assists, and around a +/- of +25. His defensive effort has been through the roof, also. He has elevated Eric Staal’s game to new heights. The rest of the team has loved this guy, as well as coach Kirk Muller; and to think Pierre McGuire called him a bad teammate and a coach-killer.