EDMONTON -- Ales Hemsky was packed, had his house on the market and Edmonton in the rearview mirror.
Despite having a year left on his contract, after 10 seasons with the Edmonton Oilers the talented forward was set to cut the cord. The breakup was amicable as general manager Craig MacTavish figured both sides would benefit.
But when MacTavish was unable to trade Hemsky for what he felt was fair-market value, an awkward situation arose. And like the couple that breaks up but circumstances dictate they still live together, the two sides are making the best of the situation.