January 03 2012 08:49PM
Was I the only one who was jolted by what Ales Hemsky was reported to have said by the Edmonton Oilers Twitter account after a 4-3 loss to the Buffalo Sabres?
Here's the tweet that moved about 7:40 Edmonton time:
"NHL_Oilers Edmonton Oilers "We skated well as a line and moved the puck well; but in the last 10 mins we gave up." –Hemsky"
UPDATE: There is a segment of an interview with Hemsky on the Oilers website, but it doesn't include the quote attributed to him by the team's Twitter account. In the video clip posted, Hemsky says, "I think we played a pretty solid game for 50 minutes and, you know, then we kind of stopped playing. It's a tough game. It's a game we could win and we needed the points, so a little bit disappointed."
UPDATED 11:40: Turns out the video clip, like the Tweet that grabbed my attention, doesn't accurately reflect what Hemsky said during his post-game interview. Hemsky said (courtesy of comment 36) : "I think we played pretty solid game for 50min you know and we kind of stopped playing... I think we skated pretty well as a line and overall I think it was a good effort by everyone just the last ten minutes we kind of gave up."
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