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02-24-2012, 07:01 PM
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Happily surprised to see such positivity around this deal here.

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02-24-2012, 07:01 PM
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Holy crap, the oilers actually did what I totally didn't expect them to, and I'm kinda happy about that.

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Remember what Whitney said: "we are all begging Hemmer to sign 2 year deal".

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Remember what Whitney said: "we are all begging Hemmer to sign 2 year deal".
what when did this happen? i want to see that sounds hilarious.


since when to players meddle with other players contract talk

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Does the main board realize the cap hit doesn't matter for our team? It's a 2 year deal, if he was getting paid 7 million a year it wouldn't have hurt us.

I didn't want him signed long term, so the length is perfect. I could care less about the cap hit. He's a proven top 6 RW that can carry a line by himself. Glad to see Tambo not trade him for picks.

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This is perfect. It is win-win for the oilers, no question.

Oilers get Hemsky at a reasonable price for 2 years. He can either

-re-establish his value as a trading chip perfectly in time for us to need big cap space. F
-Find his game and become a premier player for the oilers
-continue to suck (get injured) and cause the Oilers no more pain in 2 years.
yeah, even in the worst-case scenario, we trade him in 2 years from now or just let him go to UFA... there is no cap-implications with this deal for us, and the term/money isn't crazy enough to deter other teams from wanting him if we need to trade him... i honestly don't see the down-side at all in this one

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02-24-2012, 07:03 PM
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Happily surprised to see such positivity around this deal here.
Bah! Overpaid, term is too long, Tamb sucks, etc, etc!!


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High fives for everyone!

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its perfect b/c it give the oielrs a chance to trade him when his value is higher... it cannot get any lower than it is now. it just cant lol

the oilers would not win any trade IMO at the deadline if hemsky was dealt

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02-24-2012, 07:04 PM
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I would hope the Oilers organization have enough sense to only sign Smyth to a one year deal.
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02-24-2012, 07:04 PM
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I dont get something, and I hope one of you can explain it to me.

We're all circlejerking, for lack of a better term, over this signing. We're overjoyed.
Why are there a ton of Oilers fans badmouthing it on the main boards? Why aren't they saying anything here?

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Does the main board realize the cap hit doesn't matter for our team? It's a 2 year deal, if he was getting paid 7 million a year it wouldn't have hurt us.

I didn't want him signed long term, so the length is perfect. I could care less about the cap hit. He's a proven top 6 RW that can carry a line by himself. Glad to see Tambo not trade him for picks.
I think I can sum them up with, "5 goals, 5 mill? haha." No point wasting your time with them.

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Maybe Jagr told him to stay at dinner last night
Clearly last night Jagr told him after his year was up in Philly he would sign a contract with us and play for 2 years on Hemsky's line.


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Honestly I can't believe he signed for not just two years, but 5 million per year.

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Yeah, like I said in other threads I'm good with a two year deal. I've had as many doubts as anybody re: Hemsky's health but the more bangs he takes and the shoulders still looking good kind of increased my faith in his health a bit.

He's good offensive depth when healthy and the kind of player people would be thrilled to attract here if he was a free agent from elsewhere.

Instead he's from our own backyard adn of course we should retain when we can.

A good move by the club. You need vets in the lineup that con contribute. 2 yrs is perfect, revisit it at that point.

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I dont get something, and I hope one of you can explain it to me.

We're all circlejerking, for lack of a better term, over this signing. We're overjoyed.
Why are there a ton of Oilers fans badmouthing it on the main boards? Why aren't they saying anything here?
They want to fit in with all the Nucks trolls.

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02-24-2012, 07:05 PM
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This is a very good contract. It makes all kinds of sense on multiple levels. First, the term is long enough to let Hemsky find a place amongst the group of young forwards like Hall and Eberle. Second, the cap hit is low enough that it should not impede the Oilers going forward. Third, He'll still be young enough at the end that a four year contract at the end of it would not be unreasonable. Fourth, if he is not in the long-term plans (say, if they keep Omark and he shows himself to be a 60 point player), it gives him a chance to rebound and re-establish his value for a future trade. Fifth, this team has way more scoring depth with a player like Hemsky available for the top two lines than running with a group of youngsters and a few players who should be playing more of a depth role at this stage of their career (Horcoff, Belanger, Smyth).

As for those saying the cap hit is too high... the cap was at 44 million during the 2006-2007 off-season. Even assuming the cap stays the same this off-season (it will probably rise a little, at least), by my calculation, if Hemsky were to sign for the same cap hit, proportional to the salary cap, as he did in the 2006-2007 off-season, it would be worth 5.99 million.

He's essentially taken a haircut for a short-term contract.

Anyone who argues that this is too much money is not being realistic about the economics under the current CBA.

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02-24-2012, 07:06 PM
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hopefully hemsky gets a huge cheer from the fans tomorrow when he first touches the puck

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02-24-2012, 07:09 PM
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hopefully hemsky gets a huge cheer from the fans tomorrow when he first touches the puck
Raise the roof guys!

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Listening to Tambo speak I find it interesting that Tambo said "I know our players will be very happy, and maybe that's the most important thing". Personally I think the dressing room made it known that they wanted Ales signed... I think for once the Oiler's really are a "team"... I know that's one of the MAJOR changes Ive noticed this season.
If I had to guess... Until the last 24 hours, I'd say the Oilers management was probably 95% certain to trade Hemsky away for whatever the best offer they could get before the deadline.

Then the "pressure" from seeing his teammates speak out and wanting him to stay pushed them to put this 2 year deal on the table. My guess is that before that, management probably had an obligatory "lowball" 1 year deal on the table that Hemsky would be certain to turn down.

I agree, this is a "team deal" and Hemsky and his teammates made this possible by showing they wanted to be a part of what this team is building into. I think this shows the chemistry and bonding is growing on the team... a good omen for the future.


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02-24-2012, 07:10 PM
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I hope he stays relatively healthy for the next two years and plays with more commitment now.

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02-24-2012, 07:11 PM
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Can't help but feel like Hemsky will explode offensively these next few games. (Hopeful thinking I know)

This whole ordeal has to have been weighing on him pretty heavily.

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Does the main board realize the cap hit doesn't matter for our team?
Nope, there are people arguing against themselves now.

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Hmmm not sure how I feel about this yet. I'll know more in 2 years.

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Well I was really looking forward to changing my username

I. am. so. happy.

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