Let’s keep it light this morning. Remember Ales Hemsky, arguably the toughest Edmonton Oiler of all-time?!
Turns out he was quite the analytical darling, too:
Miss you forever, Ales. Sidebar: how much does it burn your ass to see his picture in a Dallas Stars sweater?! My goodness.
How about Lubomir Visnovsky? One of the best defenders to grace the Oilers jersey in the modern era, he also kicked analytical ass:
He was an 87th percentile WAR player at THIRTY-GODDAMN-EIGHT years old. Contrast that to our newest 38-year-old D:
Duncan Keith, traded to EDM, has put up hideous results for the past several seasons in a steady decline consistent with a player in his late thirties. The Oil are praying that a smaller role will spark a huge improvement - it's a major gamble. #LetsGoOilers pic.twitter.com/28bksotACz— JFresh (@JFreshHockey) July 12, 2021
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