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Ryan Smyth Trying To Keep Busy

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal, With National Hockey League training camps three weeks away from starting, this is the first time in his life he didn’t spend his summer getting ready for hockey. He says there are no withdrawal pains now, but come Oct. 9 when the Calgary Flames are here for the Oilers home opener, maybe they’ll kick in. For now, he’ll...
Via Kukla's Korner
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Smyth: A Classy Ending

((HT:'s face it...The Edmonton Oilers had a bad year on the ice...But one of the guys on the roster has always been a good one. When Oilers GM Craig MacTavish said that there wouldn't be a contract offer for Smyth after this season was over, he did the only thing he thought was right...Call it quits as an Oiler...Remember, Smyth cried at his press conference...
Via Online Sports Guys
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers News: After 19 seasons Ryan Smyth calls it a career

Prior to the Edmonton Oilers final game of the season against the Vancouver Canucks long time Oiler Ryan Smyth announced that it would be his final game in the National Hockey League ending a 19 year career.Smyth is best known as an Oiler playing 15 of his 19 seasons with the Alberta based club. Of the 1270 games that Smyth played in the NHL 971 of those were wearing the jersey of...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers Forward Ryan Smyth To Retire After 20 Seasons In NHL

Ryan Smyth will don an Edmonton Oilers sweater for the last time Saturday night against the Vancouver Canucks. Smyth announced Friday that he’ll retire from the NHL after 20 seasons, 15 of which he spent with the Oilers. He also played for the New York Islanders, Colorado Avalanche and Los Angeles Kings, but he was drafted sixth overall by the Oilers in 1994. “I have been truly...
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Most Oilers skipped Ryan Smyth’s retirement announcement

Teams stick together. Apparently no one told that to the Edmonton Oilers. During Ryan Smyth’s emotional retirement announcement, only a few Oilers actually attended. The rest of the team was mysteriously missing. I saw 3 Oilers players at Smyth's retirement. Find the answer to why there wasn't 23, and u might be on to what's happened to this org. — Mark Spector (...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Smyth scratch indicator of Eakins's requirement for all-out effort

The reason Ryan Smyth watched Monday’s game from the press box is because Dallas Eakins didn’t think it wise to bring up five players from the AHL to replace all the guys he wanted to shelve. The Oilers head coach said there were “four or five” forwards who could have been yanked from the lineup and still might be if their habits don’t change. “I could have had my pick...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Where Does Ryan Smyth Fit In Edmonton?

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal, As we survey the crowded UFA landscape, less than a month from training camps opening, and see warriors like Brenden Morrow and Dan Cleary out of work,  Ryan Smyth, who has the same engine as both of those UFA’s, but is considerably more evergreen at 37, must consider himself lucky to  have a contract at $2.25 million for this upcoming...
Via Kukla's Korner
August 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Trade Rumor: Mixed signals of Edmonton Oilers’ Ryan Smyth waiving no-trade clause scenario

With trade rumors circulating the last couple of days involving Ryan Smyth of the Edmonton Oilers, all the evidence on the table may not amount to the veteran agreeing to being shipped out as a rental player. (See: Rangers.) The rumor suggests the New York Rangers are seeking his services through the playoffs in a very competitive run. He may consider it, reports say...
February 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Making Sense Of The Ryan Smyth Trade Rumor

Larry Brooks reported yesterday that the Rangers are supposedly interested in Edmonton’s Ryan Smyth. According to Brooks, Smyth is willing to waive his no-movement clause to come to New York. While Smyth would probably fit the Rangers style of play, one has to wonder the legitimacy of this rumor. This past summer Smyth requested that the Los Angeles Kings (a team on the rise)...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
February 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Trade Rumors: Rangers Want Impact Center; Smyth Interested in Broadway

In his weekly chat over at, Scott Burnside says that if the Rangers could have their way they'd like to aquire an impact center before the trade deadline....ummmmm, didn't the Rangers get their impact centerman this past offseason? Now I'm being told they need another one before the first year of Richards' contract is over?...also if the Rangers do bring...
Via NY Rangers Blog
February 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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