MacT's work under the microscope

It was a year ago that Craig MacTavish left his post as the Edmonton Oilers’ vice-president of hockey operations to supplant Steve Tambellini as the team’s general manager. There was talk then of bold moves and the need for more complimentary pieces; now, there’s a defence that is still in need of a renovation and some fixes needed up front. To MacTavish’s credit, he hasn’t...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators eliminated from playoffs despite win over Islanders

The Senators’ playoff hopes are no longer on life support. The plug was pulled Tuesday night. The two points and the goals by captain Jason Spezza in a 4-1 victory over the New York Islanders at the Nassau County Coliseum turned out to be meaningless as Ottawa was officially eliminated. The Senators, who had been barely alive for weeks, were put to rest when Detroit and Columbus...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Insider Trading Talks Hemsky

During last night’s hockey broadcast on TSN, their “experts panel” discussed a number of player situations in which teams are looking to extend impending UFAs before they hit the open market in July. Although players like Ryan Miller and Jarome Iginla headlined the discussion, Pierre Lebrun did discuss Ales Hemsky and the Ottawa Senators. (Note: you can watch the video here...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Hemsky's SO goal lifts Senators over Hurricanes

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Ales Hemsky scored the only goal of the shootout, and the Ottawa Senators edged the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Monday night.
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Insider Trading Talks Hemsky

During last night’s hockey broadcast on TSN, their “experts panel” discussed a number of player situations in which teams are looking to extend impending UFAs before they hit the open market in July. Although players like Ryan Miller and Jarome Iginla headlined the discussion, Pierre Lebrun did discuss Ales Hemsky and the Ottawa Senators. (Note: you can watch the video here...
Via The 6th Sens
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Ales Hemsky Scores Filthy Goal For Senators Against Lightning (Video)

The Ottawa Senators lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-4 on Thursday night, but Senators winger Ales Hemsky scored a goal that deserves some serious recognition. Hemsky breezed by Radko Gudas by sliding the puck back and through his legs before sneaking it past Lightning goalie Ben Bishop. The ease with which Hemsky scored is about as perfect as it gets in the NHL. The Senators...
27 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ales Hemsky Abuse Lightning for Filthy Goal

I know it’s not Rangers related, but this may be goal of the year worthy and deserves everyone’s time. If we want to spin it NYR-centric, Glen Sather did have conversations with Edmonton at the trade deadline about acquiring Hemsky. Don’t forget: it’s not a hockey year if a Hemsky for Del Zotto trade isn’t rumored. Here’s a thought: Ottawa paid a 2015 3rd-round draft...
Via NY Rangers Blog
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Ottawa Senator Ales Hemsky went behind-the-back & through-the-legs for this GOTY candidate

Ottawa Senators forward Ales Hemsky goes behind-the-back and through-the-legs around Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Radko Guda and past goalie Ben Bishop for this goal of the year candidate.Wasn't enough, TB downed OS 5-4.**Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Travis Yost: 234 Goals Against

Ottawa's given up five goals less than the New York Islanders this year. Let that marinate for a minute. As for tonight's game -- well, it was more of the same. Some of the forwards had really respectable games. Ales Hemsky had a goal of the year candidate, and as has been the case since his acquisition, was one of team's best forwards. His beautiful dangle-and...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Ales Hemsky undresses Lightning defender for sick goal

Ales Hemsky – dealt to the Senators from Edmonton at the trade deadline – isn’t wasting any time winning over some new fans in Ottawa in the latter half of the season. The veteran forward pulled out this sick goal tonight versus the Tampa Bay Lightning, undressing defenseman Radko Gudas while cutting through the Tampa Bay zone before deking his way around goalie Ben Bishop...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Ottawa Senators power out a 5-3 victory over Winnipeg Jets

Ales Hemsky put on a chemistry lesson Saturday afternoon. And, Craig Anderson saved the day. Picked up from the Edmonton Oilers at the trade deadline, the Czech winger paid immediate dividends with three assists in the club’s 5-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre. The victory - which included Mike Hoffman’s first - NHL goal allowed the Senators to close out this...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Henderson: G64 Oilers vs Islanders: Moving On

It wasn’t always the easiest road, but I stuck by him right up until the end. Ales Hemsky has been a favourite of mine essentially my entire Adult life. We are the same age, actually he’s 1 month younger than me to the day, and this used to enter my mind a lot. While I was a University student living out of a shoebox sized room he was playing hockey for the Oilers making...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers' GM eyes draft and beyond

Unlike when he first moved into the general manager's chair, Craig MacTavish didn't over-promise and under-deliver when it came to this year's NHL trade deadline. There was nothing bold to behold. The Edmonton Oilers aren't necessarily a better hockey team after the deadline dealing. But the moves MacTavish made sets them up to become a better team at the draft...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Trade Deadline: Ales Hemsky is the biggest winner of all

  There were plenty of big names in play on the days leading up to, and day of the NHL’s 2014 trade deadline. Players such as Ryan Miller, Roberto Luongo, Matt Moulson, Marian Gaborik, and Thomas Vanek all have new places to call home. But let’s face it, these guys are all owned by everyone and besides, they’re all good enough that their stock won’t change too much no matter...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Trade Deadline Recap: Senators have a busy day

The Ottawa Senators were busy on trade deadline day in the National Hockey League, making two trades and extending the contract of one of their long serving players.The day for general manager Brian Murray started with the contract extension for long time Senator Chris Phillips. The two year deal worth $5mil and includes a no-trade clause, which means that Phillips will finish his...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Senators Acquire Ales Hemsky From Oilers, Re-Sign Chris Phillips

Winger Ales Hemsky scored two goals against the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday. One day later, he’ll be playing for them. Hemsky, a career Edmonton Oiler, was traded to Ottawa less than three hours before Wednesday afternoon’s NHL trade deadline. In return, the Oilers will receive a fifth-round pick in this year’s draft and a third-rounder in 2015. Hemsky has nine goals and 17...
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Oilers unload Hemsky on Senators

Ales Hemsky, seen here, was traded to the Ottawa Senators (photo courtesy of Getty Images) It’s looking like Ales Hemsky of the Edmonton Oilers just might have found a new home. According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the former 1st round pick in 2001 is on his way to the Ottawa Senators for picks. Hearing EDM’s Ales Hemsky is going to OTT for picks. No official confirmation or details...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Travis Yost: Ales Hemsky to Ottawa

Just minutes after Ottawa sort of inexplicably lost Cory Conacher on waivers to the Buffalo Sabres, they turn around and make a brilliant move -- acquiring the super-underrated Ales Hemsky from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a third and fifth-round draft pick. These picks obviously have very little value. Additionally, Edmonton's retaining 50% of the salary in the deal....
Via HockeyBuzz
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Hemsky to Ottawa; Phillips, Boyes Staying Put by   Jack Weber

The Ottawa Senators have acquired winger Ales Hemsky from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a third and a fifth-round draft pick. I wrote about Hemsky as a potential trade target for the Kings yesterday: “Ales Hemsky: Current season: 55 games, 9 goals + 17 assists = 26 points. Best statistical season: 2005-2006: 81 games, 19 goals + 58 assists [...]
Via The Hockey House
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Hemsky May Be Ottawa Bound

Hearing EDM's Ales Hemsky is going to OTT for picks. No official confirmation or details just yet. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) March 5, 2014 added 12:20pm,   Ales Hemsky to the Senators confirmed. #Sens — Bruce Garrioch (@SunGarrioch) March 5, 2014 added 12:25pm,   That's a 3rd in 2015 and a 5th in 2014 for Hemsky. As per @Real_ESPNLeBrun...
Via Kukla's Korner
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Live Blog: Trade Deadline 2014

Credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images 8:30 AM: Good morning, readers! Happy trade deadline day! I will be posting rumors in addition to trades all day long until the deadline at 3:00 PM EST. The Pittsburgh Penguins have been linked to several names on the market: Ryan Kesler, Ales Hemsky, Thomas Vanek and Marek Zidlicky. Will general manager Ray Shero be able to scoop up one of those...
Via The PensNation
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers turf Senators 3-2

We don’t know where Ales Hemsky is going yet, but we know how he’s leaving. In style. The soon-to-be-traded Oilers veteran put a brilliant exclamation point on his 11-year career in Edmonton Tuesday, scoring two goals in a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators. In his final game before Wednesday’s NHL trade deadline, Hemsky began his farewell address by drawing a first period...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Ales Hemsky single-handedly beats Flames defenseman for pretty far side goal

Ales Hemsky had two goals on Wednesday night, including this beauty, against the Calgary Flames amidst trade rumors that half a dozen teams around the league are inquiring about his services. Perhaps the desire to finally be traded was what broke the offensive-minded winger’s previous seven-game goal scoring drought. The post Ales Hemsky single-handedly beats Flames defenseman...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers Rumor: Hemsky will be moved

By 3:00pm on Wednesday, Ales Hemsky will find himself wearing a different jersey. The Oilers forward has been assured by general manager Craig MacTavish, that he will be traded by the NHL trade deadline.Hemsky is excited to find out where he will be playing, after next Wednesday, and if fully intent on enjoying every minute he has left, as a member of the Oilers. He seems to be reticent...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Wilson: Let's Talk Ales Hemsky + Soldier Field News & Notes + Ryan Miller Trade

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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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