With a combination of past injuries and an injection of talented youth to the Oil, Hemsky has become a target by the Oiler faithful and other fan bases for not being worth his wage or what ever the argument is. So I made this video to remind who ever watches it that he is a legit threat in this league....plus work has been slow, I was bored, and wanted to make a video I hope he rips it up for us post lockout! The quality of some of the clips are sketchy, so I apologize...but for what ever reason it's hard to find clear videos older then 2 years old. Enjoy!
Last edited by 488McFitter: 09-18-2012 at 12:34 PM.
How about Lucic,Horton,or Brown?All three,were major contributors in winning a cup for their team.
Glad to know the only way to win a cup is by having tough guys. Horton has concussion problems, Lucic didn't do much last post-season, Brown was on the trading block but ended up being a huge part of LA's run.
Let's see how this team actually performs in the playoffs before deeming players inadequate for winning a cup.
That video reminded me of the spark that Hemsky used to have, something that has been missing the last three years. If he can find that confidence again, he could easily hit 60-70 points if healthy and be a positive contributor to the team overall.
Had you told me three years ago that THN would list Purcell, Vrbata, Parenteau, Burrows, Pavelski, Franzen, Jagr ahead of Hemmer in the top 20 RW in the league I would have told you to eat **** and die.
Yes,but most successful teams balance their rosters out with toughness,size,and grit.
Toughness? Yes. Grit? Yes. Size? Nope.
It's a common misconception among hockey fans that size makes you a better playoff team. You do need toughness and grit, which is definitely brought by a lot of guys on our team, even if they don't have size.
When games are meaningful, I'm confident we'll see a lot more from guys like Gagner, Eberle, etc.. in terms of toughness/grit.