In recent days, Capitals owner Ted Leonsis has repeatedly defended winger Alexander Semin against any and all critics, including two of his former teammates.

But this time Semin himself responded to the comments leveled at him by former Capitals Matt Bradley and David Steckel. Semin spoke with the team's Mike Vogel this weekend in what is believed to be his first formal interview in English.

"I don't worry about this situation," Semin told Vogel. "Different people have different opinions."