Leading up to the NHL trade deadline, it was much speculated that the 9-year NHL veteran, all of which he's spent with the Edmonton Oilers, would be dealt if a new contract extension could not be reached. Well, on Friday evening all the rumours could be laid to rest as Steve Tambellini's offer of two years at five million per was sufficient for Ales to re-ink.
Soon after the contract was signed, NHL fans and even former NHL players took to twitter, most notably Mike Modano and Jamie Rivers tweeting their opinion.
One thing is for sure, Ales Hemsky has the talent to prove skeptics wrong. His re-signing may end up being one of the more shrewd signings Oilers General Manager Steve Tambellini makes during his tenure.