Edmonton Oilers: Ales Hemsky Speaks Up About Tom Renney’s Departure

May 19th, 2012 by Joseph Trenton Leave a reply »
On Friday, reporters of TSN broadcasting the World Hockey Championships tournament caught up with Edmonton Oilers veteran scorer Ales Hemsky about his thoughts on the team's recent decision to not bring back head coach Tom Renney for another season.

Hemsky said, "I just heard [about the news] yesterday. He was a great guy and good coach too. I never had a problem with him and it's kind of disappointing, but it's kind of how things go in hockey. I wish him all the best, and hopefully I will see him again."

Hemsky is coming off one of his worst NHL campaigns in his career, with just 10 goals and 26 assists on the year. He sounded disappointed that his team did not perform well enough, which likely played a big role on the decision to change coaches.

"I think we had a better team than we played. We showed it in the last month and a half or two months. We got healthier and we played better, so I don't know what will happen next season when they change the coach," admitted Hemsky.

Hemsky continued on to talk about his upcoming summer after the tournament. He said, "I will go home. Last couple of years, I injured my shoulder and spent the major ...

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