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03-24-2009, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Joe Hallenback View Post
Hemsky needs to watch Datsyuk tonight to learn how to play. Guy became a true elite player when he figured out he had to work his ass off in both ends of the ice.
Datsyuk is surrounded by great talent, who does Hemsky have to work with. Datsyuk for the most doesn't need to elevate the play of his linemates as they're pretty good on their own, whereas Hemsky pretty much has to carry whomever he's playing with. For a large portion this season the offense started and ended with Hemsky.

Personally, I don't want Hemsky checking as we've got other guys on the team who are responsible for that and are better at it. Let him play his game and work to his strengths and build those up so that he can get to the next level. Not everybody needs to be a jack of all trades on the ice, that's why you've got a team so that everybody can bring a little skill from different areas.

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