"Ales Hemsky RW R 6-00 192 [lbs]" from 2003-2004 EDMONTON OILERS TRAINING CAMP ROSTER Active Players Still in Camp Last update 09/20/2003. Last year http://www.nhl.com/lineups/player/8469466.html listed Hemski weighing 170 lbs. Hey sometimes the hockey scribes scribble non-sense.
He did a good job avoiding taking the big hits. A couple times right where I was sitting he was lined up (once by Bertuzzi and once by Jovonovski). He waited right till the last second, made sure he made the play, the slipped away from the hit - which is a good thing to see in your scorers (keeps them healthy if they're not getting run). I would have liked to see the Bertuzzi/Cross fight actually go...... I would like to see both guy's faces re-arranged (Cross cause he's ungodly ugly, and Bertuzzi cause he's stupid and I hate him and he's ugly and maybe beating his head would smartin him up!!!)
With the exception of one individual the Oilers salary woes should be nearing the end. Either we have a cap or we dont. If we don't, we wont have a team to worry about, and if we do, then there should be a structure in place that will allow us to keep ALL of our players.
I remember Semenov pounding someone in camp last year. It was a size mis-match though.
He's got the wing span of a 747. The player was eventually trying to break away....and Semi was reaching over him from behind and giving him shots from the other direction into the dudes face. It was pretty funny.