Scott Burnside at ESPN.com says the Rangers could be one of a number of teams looking at acquiring Ales Hemsky from the Oilers…
“The Rangers are still mulling the Rick Nash scenario but would like to add more pop to an offense that currently boasts the 27th ranked power play in the league. Not sure Hemsky is a John Tortorella guy, but he might thrive in the high-speed game favored by the acid-tongued coach. The up-side for the Rangers is that they wouldn’t have to upset their everyday roster to acquire Hemsky, something that stands as a major roadblock to discussions about acquiring Nash.”
Hemsky has 4g, 21a and is a -15 this season. Hemsky is in the final year of his contract that pays him $4.1 million this season.
…i have heard Hemsky to the Rangers since I started this blog four years ago. So excuse me if I don’t take this very seriously. And I really don’t think his whopping one power play goal this season is going to help resuscitate the Rangers extra man unit.
…and don’t the Rangers already have an overpaid enigmatic winger. Only way I do this if I’m Sather is Hemsky for Wolski straight-up.
…also the Rangers don’t have a good history obtaining guys with the name Ales. See Kotalik.