Semin is a very strange and polarizing figure. The hockey player rubbed many coaches up the wrong way because of his attitude and lack of dedication. However, there was no denying his inherent talent even if it wasn’t always enough. But Semin wasn’t a great fighter unlike some of his teammates.
NHL fans remember his weird clash with the Rangers Marc Staal because he behaved strangely. Instead of delivering a brutal punch, he appeared to play the drums on Staal’s chest. It was a confusing moment but indicative of the type of person Semin is (via CBS Sports).