Alexander Semin has drawn praise from Carolina coach Kirk Muller for his playmaking skills and defensive play.
Muller was surprised by those facets of his game and we're sure you're just as surprised to see it being written as well. He has 14 points, including 10 assists, along with a plus-10 rating in 17 games this season. Semin was a lightning rod for criticism during his final days in Washington, but with the Hurricanes he has bounced back nicely. He'll get his first crack at his old Capitals teammates on Tuesday night in what should be an emotional game for him.