Found February 23, 2012 on
The Edmonton Oilers certainly had a hot streak to start the 2011-12 season, but of course the team isn’t ready to keep up that kind of pace. With injuries and the numbers achieved by the goaltending duo coming back down to Earth, few Oilers maintained their offensive streaks. For example Sam Gagner went ICE cold and Ales Hemsky didn’t actually get going until the second half of the season.
When looking at the past month for both players they have proven that they are difference makers and contributors. But the problem is, can they sustain that?
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In an interesting turn of events, winger Ales Hemsky has re-signed with the Edmonton Oilers on a short term deal. Hemsky elected not to take his chances with free agency and possibly big money at a 5 to six year deal. Possibly this is because he truly does believe in what is happening in Edmonton, or possibly because he wasn’t completely convinced that he would end up with the...
A player like Hemsky goes against everything Lombardi talks about - he's underachieving, underperforming, he's oft injured and he's a free agent.
How the hell is Ales Hemsky a "right fit" for the Kings?
The Kings don't have a 2nd or 3rd round pick and a 1st round pick for a rental makes about as much sense as pounding my skull with a ball peen hammer...
Hearing Ales Hemsky re-signing is close. Apparently, money is not the debate at this point. The issue to be negotiated is term.
It looks like $5mil per season is the contract amount. The debate is between two or three seasons. Oilers want two, Hemsky camp wants three or longer. This being said, Hemsky's position on term is more flexible now, as he wants to remain in Edmonton...
I love this time of year because it gives me an excuse to write 10 blogs a day.
Here's the latest stuff on all things Oil.
Ales Hemsky has a 2 year, $5mil per season contract offer sitting on his coffee table, waiting to be signed. Will he sign it? It sounds positive. He's still thinking it over, but it looks positive.
If he doesn't sign, the Oilers won...
The Edmonton Oilers signed right wing Ales Hemsky to a two-year, worth $10 million on Friday.Hemsky has five goals and 21 assists in 47 games for the Oilers this season and was set to become an unrestricted free agent July 1.The 28-year-old has spent his entire nine-year career in Edmonton accumulating 119 goals and 302 assists in 537 games.
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The trade of Vermette by Columbus and the re-signing of Ruutu in Carolina both have little to no impact on the Ales Hemsky situation. Why? Because Hemsky is a different cat. Neither...
Sam Gagner scored a goal and added two assists, and the Edmonton Oilers broke out with four unanswered goals in the second period in a 6-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night.
Ales Hemsky won't be testing the NHL's free-agent waters. The Edmonton Oilers signed the forward to a two-year extension worth $10 million, on Friday night, keeping him in the fold through 2013-14. With Hemsky set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, he was considered a prime candidate to be moved ahead of Monday's trade deadline.
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Steve Tambellini one-on-one with Tom Gazzola
Tambellini media scrum
IN FOCUS: Hemsky re-signs
Steve Tambellini One on One
Ales Hemsky media scrum
Steve Tambellini media scrum
The Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with right-winger Ales Hemsky on a two-year, $10 million contract extension. The 28-year-old has scored five goals and 26 points in 41 games this season.
More details to come.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- Ales Hemsky won't be testing the NHL's free-agent waters.
Ales Hemsky won't be testing the NHL's free-agent waters.
A little too quiet...
Steve Tambellini, what are you, KLowe, KFed, Sneezy, Dopey, Tiny Tim and Alfalfa doing right about now? Since the Oilers have the Cone of Silence on, like a dog dealing with an infected back leg, I'll have to fill in the blanks of fans who are anxious to know just what exactly is going to happen over the next three days.