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Semin blends the hands of a sniper with artistry and flair as one of the league’s top stick-handlers. Vanek will deke past defenders as well, but he is very effective at finding openings in the defense without the puck. Caps coach Bruce Boudreau said Vanek reminds him of “Luc Robitaille, only faster and bigger.”

“I would say Semin is the most skilled guy in the league by far,” Green said. “Alex will just dangle guys and go score while Vanek - I think he just makes the right play and seems to be in the right spot all the time.”