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03-24-2009, 05:21 PM
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03-24-2009, 05:23 PM
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Oilers PR tries to clear everything up all the time. Thats part of the problem.
Since when are Barnes and Gregor part of Oilers PR???

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03-24-2009, 05:27 PM
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For anyone that was listening Barnes really did a good job of clearing that up. Very non-issue.
What did he say?

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03-24-2009, 05:29 PM
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What did he say?
Pretty much that this boils down to Hemsky being frustrated. He would like to play more minutes.

The emergence of the 2nd line has caused his overall minutes to go down. Hemsky would prefer his minutes to go up.

Pretty much its another sign that he wants to be a star in this league.

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LOL Canwest Global is an evil little joke. I cheer every day that ISREAL Aspers little experiment in manipulation of the media gets a little closer to bankruptcy.
I said I'd tone it down, but comments like this make that difficult.

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03-24-2009, 05:32 PM
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LOL Canwest Global is an evil little joke. I cheer every day that ISREAL Aspers little experiment in manipulation of the media gets a little closer to bankruptcy.

As a side note I think Hemsky's comments reveal the feelings of more than a few players on MacTavish.
Not sure what your point was but I think it borderlines on hate speech....

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03-24-2009, 05:33 PM
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There was lots of time spent on cleaning this thread up after several personal attacks and off-topic comments. Cool it with that stuff and keep this thread on-topic, or else we'll have to lock it down. Thanks.

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For anyone that was listening Barnes really did a good job of clearing that up. Very non-issue.
He didnt clear anything up. Hemsky stands by what he said today.

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Since when are Barnes and Gregor part of Oilers PR???
To a certain extent, anyone with access is a part of this team's overall PR strategy. But that's no different than any other team or any other sport, really.

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03-24-2009, 06:08 PM
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Wow... Hemsky finally says what so many have been saying for years and 1/2 of us turn on him.
I call it ABC syndrome.

Anybody But Craig.

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03-24-2009, 06:13 PM
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As Barnes said, maybe this has taught MacT a lesson about communication. Let's see where this takes us in the last 10 games.

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03-24-2009, 06:17 PM
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As Barnes said, maybe this has taught MacT a lesson about communication. Let's see where this takes us in the last 10 games.
A head coach of a professional sports team should not need lessons about communtication a decade into his tenure.

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03-24-2009, 06:19 PM
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A head coach of a professional sports team should not need lessons about communtication a decade into his tenure.
Very true, but it can't help to learn new tricks as an old dog.

I think it's a real issue, and as I said before, I think that Hemsky was frustrated because there was a communication breakdown.

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03-24-2009, 06:21 PM
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Back to the topic, I'm sure that this will all blow over soon. If they lose, the 'fire Mac-T' threads will blow up.

What happens if they lose, AND Hemmer misses on 3 breakaways, and muffs his SO chance? Do they BOTH get BBQ'd?

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03-24-2009, 06:26 PM
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You just can't stop can you?

There is a difference between disagreeing with someone and calling them "evil".
I wasn't the one that brought it up in this thread, on both occasions.

I'm not the one that "just can't stop".

But what do I know... I don't have 5000+ posts to be in your cool little message board know it all clique.

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People calling Hemsky a whiner need to wake up. Our Best player finally speaks out, and no one listens?

What else more must you need to hear to prove that MacT is TRASH?

Hemsky is turning into the player that wears the C, not #18.

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03-24-2009, 06:27 PM
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"For me, it's just carry the puck and don't be scared to turn it over. I'm here to make plays. I should play my game. When I play my game, I'm good. I can't be scared to play my game."

That quote really sticks out to me.
Where have I heard that before???

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Unless you are Robbie Schremp. He's the former London Knights phenom who can do cooler things with a puck than a stripper can with a pole. For four years, he's been trying to crack the Edmonton Oilers' lineup. He now finds himself in a three-way fight for the 13th forward spot. To him, this preseason only means ... everything.

"I want to be an Oiler," Schremp says, almost desperately. "I don't want to be a Springfield Falcon anymore, no offence to them. I'm so sick of the minors. This is where I've dreamed of playing. I don't want to go home."

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"You just keep thinking, 'Don't screw up.' I just can't screw up because the next guy is right there. It's so close. It's incredibly frustrating, really, having no security. I just sit around my hotel room all afternoon thinking, worrying about whether or not I'll make it. It's hell."

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Thread closed for a variety of reasons. You were warned.

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03-24-2009, 06:29 PM
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To get this a bit more on topic...
The comments by Hemsky are indeed odd to say the least. If we take them at face value then his comments have, so far, been the most direct criticism of the coaching staff (although I'd use the term "criticism" somewhat lightly). The "checkers" comments was, imo, quite calculated since it resonates well with the growing anti-MacT crowd. He complains that he wants to play his game and that he plays best when he plays his own game. There is a definite vibe that suggests MacT is somehow trying to force some players to play a game they are not used to, although, in theory, that is not necessarily a bad thing.

However, these comments can be taken positively because Hemsky emphatically states that he wants to be a leader of the Oilers. He wants to be the go to guy. You should always love to hear the star player of your team make those kind of comments. (Imagine if the Oilers had Torts who is notorious for riding his best players ) Either way, I suspect MacT will be gone by the end of the year. No way is Hemsky going to be the odd man out in all of this.

But the fact that Hemsky so openly spoke to the media does signify not everything is alright in the locker room.

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