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08-11-2013, 01:13 AM
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Originally Posted by SchultzSquared View Post
Hopefully he takes the hint... turns into Dvorak 2.0... heck even Satan was an o.k. two way guy late in his career... Hemmer either does that or he has just as crappy a year point wise but with -15 rating and no NHL prospects... thankfully KHL will pay for his skills if that is the case

Either way he will go down as one of the worst best players in Oil history... so much razzle dazzle... so much potential... just did not have the body or mental game to put it together more than three full years
I'm not sure that's fair. This guy was the best player on the Oilers, hands down, for half a decade. Yes he never turned into one of the best fwds in the game like many expected him to, but he's been a loyal player and a quality player for us for a long time. He's certainly had some disappointing seasons lately, but he's been better than his stats have indicated and tbh I wouldn't mind him as a long term option (at a very reasonable cap hit if he'd take it) going forward.

ALes Hemsky is a quality hockey player, and the one time he was needed to perform in meaningful games, he showed up and then some. We don't have an 06 cup run without Hemsky scoring clutch goal after clutch goal.

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