from Tim Wharnsby of CBC,
When the Edmonton Oilers signed Ales Hemsky to a two-year, $10-million US extension a year ago, the Twitter feed down the highway for the Calgary Flames called the move a joke.
Plenty in the hockey world snickered. After all, Hemsky had scored only five times in the 47 games before the extension was signed. But since then, he has scored 31 goals in 73 games. Here's the breakdown:
Five goals in final 22 games of 2011-12 NHL season
Five goals in 10 games for bronze medallist Czech Republic at 2012 worlds
14 goals in 27 games for Pardubice HC of Czech Extraliga during lockout
Seven goals in 14 games to start 2012-13 NHL season
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