Edmonton Oilers Outlook: Is Ales Hemsky “the Guy,” or Not?

Posted: 18th October 2009 by Antony Ta in NHL
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There is a raging debate online in the Edmonton Oilers' fanbase and it even caught the attention of freelance Oilers reporter Robin Brownlee . Fans are starting to question Ales Hemsky's contribution to the team. Some have gone so far as to suggest that it's time to trade him. Brownlee suggests that the Oilers' fans should appreciate Hemsky for what he is and not complain that he is not something else. Though I agree with this for the most part, I don't think that is the thought process running through the mind of a professional athlete when they hit the gym and try to improve themselves. Now, I wonder how much this new sentiment has to do with the emergence/resurgence of certain Oilers such as Dustin Penner and others such as Denis Grebeshkov, and the seeming unstoppability of the Oilers ...

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