Would Semin signing with the Habs be hard to swallow? in Habs & Hockey Talk Posted July 26, 2012 For one season, with no other particular use for that $7 mil? Not crazy at all. I'm just looking at the big picture, he's a quality top line winger, for sure, and he may even pot 35-40 goals this year, but he is now being paid as an elite NHL superstar, and he's not really at that level. You have to remember that the same owners who are signing guys to contracts like this are at this very moment crying poverty to the NHLPA.