Hemsky to remain an Oiler.

Various sources report tonight the Edmonton Oilers have re-signed winger Ales Hemsky to a two-year, $10 million contract extension, worth an average cap hit of $5 million per season.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Poof! There goes another possible trade target heading into this weekend. It’s obvious the Oilers are gambling on Hemsky staying healthy the next two seasons and regaining his 60-70 point form. If he stays healthy, this could be worth it. If not, this contract will provide GM Steve Tambellini’s critics further ammunition to call for his firing.

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6 Responses to Oilers Re-sign Hemsky.

  1. Icebear says:

    Terrible. Just terrible, 6-8 would have been acceptable.

  2. tomger says:

    i blame Tuomo Ruutus contract on this one

  3. SmielmaN says:

    Wow… Seems like much considering his performance this year. But, IF he can regain his close to point per game form then great deal. Time will tell.

  4. Island Guy says:

    He has done nothing in five years , a soft no defence forward who is no longer getting points .. Edmonton needed to over pay a defenceman not a soon to be injured small forward .. They are wealthy in small underperforming forwards why overpay for another one . This is a crazy signing , they would have been better off with a second round pick , which is what he is worth ….

  5. Mats says:

    Suddenly Stajan’s contract seem reasonable..

  6. JJB says:

    They better hope Hemsky comes back to form. With Gagner and Smyth now seeing this contract and Eberle + Hall seeing it next year, if Hemsky doesn’t make it worth it they are going to shoot themselves in the foot trying to retain other players.

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