Hemsky has never influenced a game as much as Hall can/has in his career.
Did you miss the 06 playoffs and the road to it? Hemsky was/is a beast of a player. Still don't understand how people call his deal bad. Not one of the kids has taken over a game like Hemsky can and does yet. Hall has been the closest IMO, but if I were the coach and I'm down by a goal #83 would be getting the tap on the back to go out and create something.
At this stage in their development, Kane and Toews had figured it out.
Our kids are still .... kids.
But Chicago had the best supporting cast possible for young players whereas Edmonton has possibly the worst. And this isn't even hyperbole either. Hall isn't a kid anymore. Eberle has had a brutal season though.