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02-28-2014, 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by MrWoof View Post
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?
Hemsky hasn't been that player for a longtime. While its an interesting discussion it has little to do with the Hemsky we have now. For some reason a young player that was prolific has turned into a veteran that hasn't been for years.

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