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10-25-2003, 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted by LoudmouthHemskyfan#1
I simply think that if he has someone moving at his speed, and knowing where to go to get his passes, and pass to him, he'd be lighting it up like crazy right now because he wouldn't have to do it himself. I don't want to see him start wasting shots like alot of Oilers do, that puck-patience is a gift that very few players have, knowing when you can score and taking the shot then, and looking for the best possible option. I'm not gonna criticize him on a night like tonight, just like I'm not gonna criticize a guy like Marty, it wasn't their fault.
Moving at his speed? Hemsky is at his best when he slows it right down and finds the open man....

He isn't nearly as effective at full speed as he is when he controls the pace. He had an alright game, but he blew a couple of good scoring chances by either not shooting, or like that stupid drop pass at the blueline on the powerplay.

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