Should the Oilers Offer Ales Hemsky for Patrick Sharp and Dustin Byfuglien?

December 15th, 2009 by Jim Parsons Leave a reply »
Here in Edmonton, rumours about the hockey team are thrown around like hacky sacks. When the team is hot, it would be a sin for anyone to be moved even though the Oilers still have contracts that aren't great for the future success of the team. Of course, when the team is slumping, everyone is the next one to go.

Enter in talks about Ales Hemsky. Even though Hemsky is injured and can't defend his position with this team on the ice, it isn't stopping fans from calling in the local radio stations suggesting the Oilers look at moving Edmonton's leading scorer over the last three or four years now that the Oil have won five straight games.

Forget those five wins came against poorer quality teams or that in two of those five games, the Oilers scraped by in a shoot-out. The Oilers are on a roll, baby!

What often happens when these calls come in, is that a host will immediately dismiss the fact that these fair-weather and bandwagon jumping fans are quick to rush to judgement and often forego any semblance of common sense when it comes to the overall future of the Oilers. I believe the practice of screening these calls shou ...

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