Fans hope Semin can fill Underwhelming Forward role

The Elbow staff

Image courtesy of  Benjamin Reed

Image courtesy of Benjamin Reed

MONTREAL, QC – Montreal fans are confident that Alex Semin can fill the hole left by forward P.A. Parenteau and his eight goals from 2014-15, after signing with the club this week. 

After being bought out from his five-year, $35 million contract with Carolina earlier this summer, teams were reportedly desperate to add the winger that has quickly become one of the league's most Underwhelming Forwards to their lineup.

Semin – once a 40 goal scorer – has since refined his game to a point where scoring a lot of goals isn't really the aim. Quality over quantity, as they say.  

 "Sometimes it's not about how many goals you score, but how good you look scoring them," one unnamed league source told The Elbow. 

"Get some good flow going, and the fans don't care about your non-existent defensive game."

Fans of the Habs were initially concerned that by losing P.A Parenteau to free agency, they were one Underwhelming Forward short. This week's announcement makes sure that they're back to where they want to be, meaning the team's rich tradition of scoring one goal per game and leaving Carey Price to perform miracles in the crease can live on. 

"It's really nice to know that order has been restored by the front office," Jeff Lacroix of Hull, QC said.  

"It's great to know that we have a guy we can go absolutely crazy at when they don't live up to our expectations."