NHL Trade Speculation: 5 Trades for Ales Hemsky the Oilers Should Consider

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NHL Trade Speculation: 5 Trades for Ales Hemsky the Oilers Should Consider
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Is Hemsky's stay in Edmonton coming to an end?

First off, I'd like to say I've thought Ales Hemsky has been as professional and as good of an Edmonton Oiler there has been during his nine years with the club.

He's been oft-injured since the 2009/10 season, but 406 points in 512 NHL games is nothing to scoff at.The Oilers are struggling, and it has the fans wondering if GM Steve Tambellini has a shake-up in order to try to turn things around.

Tambellini is in the driver's seat as Hemsky will be a hot commodity leading up to the trade deadline. Hemsky is an impending unrestricted free agent and will garner a lot of attention from teams looking to add scoring.

If the Oilers are to deal Hemsky, here are five trades they should consider:

*Note, though the LA Kings could use some help, I've left them off because I doubt Dean Lombardi is interested in doing business with the Oilers.

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