On the morning of the trade deadline, I made an appearance on Team 1260 with Nielson and Fraser along with Derek Van Diest from the Edmonton Sun. Among the gems passed along (not by me) pertained to the best offer received for Ales Hemsky.
The word on the street had Nashville offering a 2 and a 4 in exchange for #83, but the Oilers thought better of it and signed him to a 2-year deal instead. The latest Oil Change episode made it look for all the word as thought the contract was signed in Kevin Lowe’s office sans the GM, and that’s an interesting tell too.
Anyway, Ales Hemsky is 12, 4-4-8 +3 since Feb 25 and his 5×5/60 number is heading north. Hemmer is healthy again. I bet Nashville management winced a little last night.