Hemsky speaks on reasonable expectations for the rookies..

By , August 28, 2010 12:26 am
I predict 734 points for Hall this year, with 602 of those being goals..

I predict 734 points for Hall this year, with 602 of those being goals..

With the Khabibulin case casting a huge shadow over all things Oilers, it’s good to hear some positivity out there, and this positivity comes from none other than Ales Hemsky. But he also has a bit of a word of caution as well for fans.

Jim Matheson writes of Ales Hemsky quelling unreachable expectations by fans for the young players on this team. “Everybody is expecting they (the rookies) are going to light it up, but they don’t have to be perfect,” said Hemsky. “People expect 80 or 90 points, but it’s not easy in this league. People have to realize that. They will be good. Looking back, I don’t think I was ready when I was 19 or 20, physically or mentally, but everybody is different.”

I agree with Hemsky on this, and I’ve been saying it all along. Very few players Continue reading 'Hemsky speaks on reasonable expectations for the rookies..'»

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