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02-26-2014, 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted by SephF View Post
It's been a rough couple years for Hemmer forsure, I thought he was playing really good in 09-10 and 10-11 but both of his shoulders ended up giving out and both seasons ended with an injury sadly.

We also need to keep in mind at 30 years old Ryan Smyth was playing on the first line with the best players the Oilers had to offer meanwhile Hemsky is relegated to a 3rd line role with Gordon and Smyth/Jones. Smytty was also a mainstay on the 1st unit PP back then, Hemsky barely gets 2nd unit PP time.

I honestly believe if Hemsky is given 1st line minutes and 1st unit PP time he could still pot 60 points but there's no need for that on this team -- we have better options.

tbh this probably isn't something you should believe. Hemsky as it is this year gets 2.5mins/game PP time and does very little with it. Theres virtually nothing that lends one to believe he'd be anything more than a 40something pt player even with every toi blessing the team could give him.

He's just not that player anymore.

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