The Senators need to spend about $5 million to get to the projected salary cap floor and signing Alexander Semin might be an interesting way to accomplish that.
The much-maligned Semin has tremendous offensive abilities but seemingly lacks character. The Sens desperately need a scoring winger and have a number of players on their roster who can police the under-achieving Semin. It might be a good match. So long as Ottawa doesn't have to offer Semin a multi-year deal, the inking of Semin to a contract is a worthwhile gamble in our opinion.