Found October 03, 2013 on HockeyBuzz:
PLAYERS: Ales Hemsky
TEAMS: Edmonton Oilers
Like what you read? Then you'll love what Pete Tweets I read Matt's piece and it's a fine illustration of a lot of things done right by Ales Hemsky, a player who has taken more flak than a most soldier's ever see. I don't agree with Matt's conclusions about how that goal came to be but that's aside from the point I'm going to make now. What I found interesting in Matt's observations about t...

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