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10:00 AM ET 12.07 | Ales Hemsky may not be back until after the New Year. Head coach Tom Renney suggested on Monday that the Oilers star winger could be out for a month. "Groins are temperamental in terms of healing," said Tom Renney. "I think it's going to take some time. It could be upwards of a month." Hemsky has not been moved to the injured reserve list but will be when the Oilers decide which of their farmhands will eventually be recruited. Both Liam Reddox and Linus Omark are at the top of the Oklahoma City Barons scoring chart and will surely be the two front runners for consideration. The flashy Omark has 13 goals, 13 assists and is plus-six while Reddox has 13 goals, 10 assists and is plus-11.

Edmonton Journal

Ales Hemsky, Getty Images Ales Hemsky, Getty Images
December 7, 2010  10:13 AM ET

So, the interns finally shoveled their way to work!

From what I've seen of the Oilers, I wasn't impressed with Hemsky's effort anyway. And Linus Omark has been making a statement for himself in Oklahoma so this might work out well after all.

December 7, 2010  10:13 AM ET

Good luck to Hemsky. I've always liked his name, Ales. It's up there with my other favourite, Beers.

December 7, 2010  10:16 AM ET

Still won't help with the goals against.

Today's top story in Edmonton:

David Suzuki Installs Energy Efficient Goal List Behind Oilers Net

www.ff-press.com

LOL

haha

So true

December 7, 2010  10:18 AM ET

"Groins are temperamental"

That's what she said! :)

December 7, 2010  10:23 AM ET

I'd like to think that this season will be it for Hemsky and the Oilers. All we ever hear about him is how he's an all-world talent who's just about ready to turn the corner. All we ever SEE from him is weak efforts, poor decision making, and injuries. Groin injuries especially tend to be indicative of a players' lack of conditioning. While I know this to be a re-aggravation, the original injury is what I'm talking about.

If he still has value - which I am sure he does - the Oil should try to trade him once he's back to health. If there is a better example of what has been wrong with the Oilers over the past 3-4 years, I can't think of it. Get some more prospects, or a heart & soul type player for him and improve the team's competitive spirit. How much better would this team be if they had Lucic instead of Hemsky? Brendan Morrow would be too much to ask, but that type of guy is what they should be after...and getting Hemsky's Tin Man act out of town should be the way to get it.

December 7, 2010  10:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I'd like to think that this season will be it for Hemsky and the Oilers. All we ever hear about him is how he's an all-world talent who's just about ready to turn the corner. All we ever SEE from him is weak efforts, poor decision making, and injuries.

Well ... Hemsky can't help it that his world has so many corners.

December 7, 2010  10:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Still won't help with the goals against. Today's top story in Edmonton:David Suzuki Installs Energy Efficient Goal List Behind Oilers Net www.ff-press.com LOL haha So true

What is it? Did he put in one of those fluorecent coil things that take 10 minutes to warm up? A team can score 3 or 4 goals in that time span!

Hmmm! That might cut back on the goals against after all!

December 7, 2010  10:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

David Suzuki Installs Energy Efficient Goal List Behind Oilers Net www.ff-press.com

The Edmonton Oilers will save an estimated $3 million on their electric bill this season thanks to new energy efficient red goal lights installed at Rexall Place by environmental activist David Suzuki.

Read the article and all I can say is, WOW! Save $3 million? Just how many goals do they anticipate will get passed Khabibulin? For $3 mil, that a lot of flashing!

December 7, 2010  11:42 AM ET
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I disagree with you GC. His injury problem is not because of conditioning its the fact he thinks he is Peter Forsberg when it comes to toughness. He has been the one Oiler that would fight for the puck along the boards or be the first guy in the corner. The Oilers never had anyone who could protect the guy so he was fair game out there. He would always fight his own battles and his body paid the price. He is an extremey talented player and if he becomes an FA every team in the league will be talking to him

I agree whole heartedly.

December 7, 2010  11:51 AM ET

So Edm has talented young players quickly adapting to the league and multiple choices available and waiting down in the Farm.Isn't that Special !!!!!! Son of a.........!!!!

December 7, 2010  12:06 PM ET
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So Edm has talented young players quickly adapting to the league and multiple choices available and waiting down in the Farm.Isn't that Special !!!!!! Son of a.........!!!!

Guess the Oiler updates never made it far enough south to Red Deer and the Sutter ranch, never mind Calgary...Gonna make for a couple more long winters HC.

December 7, 2010  12:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

So Edm has talented young players quickly adapting to the league and multiple choices available and waiting down in the Farm. Isn't that Special !!!!!! Son of a.........!!!!

There, there HC. You guys have a farm too. It's infested with Sutters but it's a farm.

December 7, 2010  12:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Guess the Oiler updates never made it far enough south to Red Deer and the Sutter ranch, never mind Calgary...Gonna make for a couple more long winters HC.

Yup-"the winter of my discontent"

December 7, 2010  12:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

There, there HC. You guys have a farm too. It's infested with Sutters but it's a farm.

On the farm that I grew up on, we would have sprayed for Sutters...

December 7, 2010  12:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

"Groins are temperamental"That's what she said! :)

you can say that again

December 7, 2010  12:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

On the farm that I grew up on, we would have sprayed for Sutters...

When i first read this i thought it said SPAYED. I chortled.

December 7, 2010  12:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

When i first read this i thought it said SPAYED. I chortled.

That works too!

December 7, 2010  02:02 PM ET
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I disagree with you GC. His injury problem is not because of conditioning its the fact he thinks he is Peter Forsberg when it comes to toughness. He has been the one Oiler that would fight for the puck along the boards or be the first guy in the corner. The Oilers never had anyone who could protect the guy so he was fair game out there. He would always fight his own battles and his body paid the price. He is an extremey talented player and if he becomes an FA every team in the league will be talking to him

Yeesh. Maybe its just frustration coming through. 3 years in a row I pick this guy on my fantasy team...

December 7, 2010  02:39 PM ET
QUOTE:

I disagree with you GC. His injury problem is not because of conditioning its the fact he thinks he is Peter Forsberg when it comes to toughness. He has been the one Oiler that would fight for the puck along the boards or be the first guy in the corner. The Oilers never had anyone who could protect the guy so he was fair game out there. He would always fight his own battles and his body paid the price. He is an extremey talented player and if he becomes an FA every team in the league will be talking to him

Hemsky is a very very favorable cap hit also Whaler.

 
December 7, 2010  03:33 PM ET
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Right you are...that was Lowes one and only smart contract.

Not true - that contract he signed Pronger to on his way out of town was very reasonable!

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