Edmonton Oilers head coach Tom Renney has said many times that if he had any input, winger Ales Hemsky would switch his stick.

Hemsky shot back on Saturday.

"I don't like his stick either. We have that in common," Hemsky said. "And I don't like his skates."

Hemsky admitted he is frustrated with the way his season has gone, but he was committed to being a positive factor, even without first-unit power-play time.

"It's maybe more pressure because you're not out there and that's a time when you can score, when you can do something, but they are scoring goals on the power play," he said. "I just have to deal with it and stay positive. I'm not in the situation I was before and it's hard, but they're playing great. They have lots of points. They're carrying the power play this year."