Oilers to draft No. 3 as MacTavish says he's committed to talented young core

Winning their last game for Ryan Smyth may have provided the feel-good story of the year for the Edmonton Oilers and their fans. But it doesn’t feel so good today. The win moved the Oilers from 29th to 28th. And at the NHL draft lottery Tuesday it cost Edmonton what could have been its fourth No. 1 overall selection in the last five years. The No. 1 pick went to 29th-place Florida...
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An (un)Emotional Farewell to Ryan Smyth

For me, February 27th, 2007 carried substantially more weight. As a teenager, I remember leaving the house in a huff, forever frustrated by the powers that be who showed complete disinterest in improving the Edmonton Oilers on trade deadline day. So, instead of sulking for another couple of hours, I went out looking for something to do. I got into the car and the news hit me nearly...
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Ryan Smyth’s emotional and final NHL game

The Edmonton Oilers defeated the Vancouver Canucks last night by a score of 5-2. It had little bearing on the NHL season; it was the season finale for both squads, each of whom had long since been eliminated from playoff contention. However, there was one player for whom this night was ever so meaningful. Oilers forward Ryan Smyth, who had played 19 NHL seasons, 15 with Edmonton...
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Edmonton Oilers' Ryan Smyth retires after 18 seasons

Ryan Smyth of the Edmonton Oilers announced on April 11 that he will be retiring from the NHL after his club’s final regular-season game this season. This means the 38-year-old native of Banff, Alberta laced up his skates for the very last time in the NHL in a 5-2 home win over the Vancouver Canucks on April 12. The player, whose nickname is Captain Canada, was chosen by the Oilers...
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Ryan Smyth: A Classy Ending

((HT: NHL.com))Let'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...
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Edmonton Oilers defeat Vancouver Canucks in the final game of Ryan Smyth's career

It’s all over but the crying. Actually, the crying is over, too, after Ryan Smyth skated off Rexall Place in an Oilers uniform for the very last time. One of the most beloved figures in team history had a warm and weepy sendoff Saturday night, capping his brilliant 1,270th game career with one final victory - an emotional 5-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks. “I’ve thoroughly...
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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...
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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...
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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 (...
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Ryan Smyth expected to announce retirement on Friday

This one final time, Ryan Smyth will get to say goodbye to Oilers fans with his dignity intact. Minutes before the Oilers took the ice to play the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night, word began circulating — first from TSN insider Bob McKenzie — that Ryan Smyth was on the cusp of retiring, that he will play his final NHL game in an 18-year career on Saturday night at Rexall...
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