Semin could well be the poster child for enigmatic Russians. Blessed with soft hands, size, above-average speed, and perhaps the best wrist shot in the NHL, he’s the complete forward package. Drafted 13th overall by the Washington Capitals in 2002, he demonstrated his enormous potential by surpassing 30 goals in a season three times and 40 once, in 2009-10. But his infuriating lapses in concentration, hustle and, frankly, NHL-caliber play doomed him to be a perennial “what-if?” player whose impact on the ice fails to consistently match the quality of his skill set. After an injury-plagued and often sullen tenure in Washington, he was allowed to walk as a free agent, signing a one-year, $7 million deal with Carolina in July 2012. He showed enough in his first 30 games as a Hurricane to earn a five-year, $35 million extension, but his streakiness continues, much to GM Jim Rutherford’s consternation.