From that day forward Hemsky began to tell his teammates that it was necessary for him to stay in Edmonton even though he would suffer many terrible insults at the hands of the local media, the national media, and even from his own people, the team's fans. He would be crucified day after day, but would also rise and play his heart out game after game, never turn his back on the Oilers.
These words distressed young Taylor, and so he turned to Hemsky and said, "Good God, Hemmer! That sounds awful! May it never happen like that!"
But Hemsky looked at him and said, "Get away from me, Satan! Why do you tempt me with wanting to leave? Don't you know that I know it's unjust? But you are seeing things from a strictly human perspective and not through God's eyes."