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The NHL trade deadline is less than a month away with Edmonton Oilers right wing Ales Hemsky listed as one of the top commodities. His team continues to free fall in the standings as they likely prepare for yet another lottery pick. Hemsky has roughly $1.6 million remaining on his $4.1 million cap hit which makes him an affordable option for nearly every team craving that final piece. Let’s look at the possible suitors for the crafty Czech.New York RangersThe Rangers will certainly be buyers by the end of February with GM Glen Sather no stranger to the Oilers organization. In addition, the team should have the required pieces to acquire Hemsky as they still hold their first round pick in addition to a decent pipeline in the AHL, juniors and college ranks.Hemsky’s skill set should be up to the same level as the team’s heavy hitters but he may not be the best fit under coach John Tortorella – who has benched one-dimensional players like Wojtek Wolski and Erik Christensen all season. N...
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