Hemsky is money

There's one player I tune into Oilers games to see. Ales Hemsky. The most creative, skilled player the Oilers have had since Gretzky, and I believe there is nobody in the NHL, nay, the world, with better hands than Ales, especially at full speed. The only one who comes close is Kovalev, but that's more hypothetical than reality since you never seen Kovy fly like Hemsky nowadays.

One of the plays in the video (starting at 5:05) is very reminiscent of Datsyuk's famous shootout deke goal against Turco. I think Hemsky actually did this before Datsyuk, and it wasn't in the shootout (ie: he had opposing players to worry about too).

Written on August 28, 2009