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02-27-2014, 09:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Oi'll say! View Post
You don't have to take it all to mean that Hemsky was a parasite, just understand that he wasn't driving the bus and some players with less points actually made more of a positive impact than he did. Just like some of the current Oilers can be playing better than Gagner even tho they have less points.

And sorry but Hemsky isn't a $4M player based on anything he has done in the NHL.
He was, what, 23 years old? 24? He played mature beyond his years whether or not he was driving the bus, or not. Couldn't have expected anymore from a player his age; he exceeded any expectations I had at that point in time. I'll take a player who can step up and be clutch in big moments; Detroit game 6 tying it up and getting the GWG; Game 1 against Carolina tying it up 4-4 after giving up 4 unanswered; Game 5, another big goal. There were simply too many moments to count in that post-season where Hemsky was a positive factor and was integral to the team's success.

When you say "anything he has done in the NHL", are you disregarding the seasons where he put up 77 and 71 points?

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