Haggerty's Morning Skate: Semin good fit for Habs

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Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, with a glorious week of Maine vacation slowly coming to an end this weekend.

*PHT writer Ryan Dadoun has the Montreal Canadiens and Alex Semin agreeing on a short money, one-year contract for this upcoming season. I can’t think of a better fit for the highly skilled, mercurial Russian winger than Montreal, and you really can’t go wrong gambling on him with a $1.1 million cap hit. Just learn from Carolina and never sign him to a multi-year deal.

*Tyler Seguin and Michael Del Zotto were both photographed playing roles on the set of the Goon 2 movie recently. I can tell you that Seguin was a big fan of the first Goon, and I still remember him talking about it after seeing it in Boston a few years ago.

*Rocky Wirtz is looking for a playoff rink closer to the United Center for his Blackhawks and is also trying to draw the World Junior Championships to Chicago. I wonder how the tournament would do in a city like that even if it’s an Original Six market.

*Ray Shero gives his side of the Lou Lamoriello decision to leave the New Jersey Devils, and take over the GM reins in Toronto.

*Here’s some video of Mike Giardi chatting with Zac Rinaldo from a few days ago about his approach with the Boston Bruins.

*Larry Brooks asks all the important questions about Derek Stepan and the New York Rangers as they head to an arbitration date.

*The Calgary Flames admit that newly signed forward Lance Bouma really fits their DNA, and he’s definitely an “on the edge” player that every team can use on their roster.

*Spector has all of the latest hockey rumors including some question as to whether the Sedin Twins would ever agree to a trade away from the Vancouver Canucks.

*For something completely different: it sounds like Olympic boxer Claressa Shields would be game to throw hands with Ronda Rousey. It’s interesting as pro wrestling, boxing and MMA/UFC all seem to be blurring the lines between their respective worlds.

 

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