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01-08-2012, 11:03 AM
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Hey guys panther fan coming in peace.

Twitter all ablaze about possible Hemsky for Ellerby trade.

Aside from being injury prone, could you share a description of his pluses and minuses. Aprreciate it..

Good luck the second half.

Cheers.
If you could do the same for Ellerby, I'd appreciate it.

Ales Hemsky:

The good:

- Great skater
- Hands are some of the best in the league
- If given the chance, can take over a game.
- Great vision for passing
- Worked his ass off to become a average defensive player

The bad:

- After 2 season ending shoulder surgeries, he doesn't really go into dirty areas as much
- We've tried to find him the perfect playing mate unsuccessfully for the past 4-5 years. He really doesn't have consistent chemistry with anyone apart from one Shawn Horcoff.
- Sometimes makes poor plays which question his Hockey IQ
- Injury prone


His recent form might be human nature playing for this team rather a reflection of his abilities. The has, before this season, given everything for this team. He went into dirty areas, got obliterated and got straight back up. This team sucking for another year has probably left him sick of losing.

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