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Could Ryan Smyth come back to the Oilers?

He retired after the 2013-14 season, but after sitting out and taking it easy for an entire year, Ryan Smyth is itching to get back into the game.As some sort of executive or instructor....not as a player."I would like to sit down with (Oilers Entertainment Group chief executive officer) Bob Nicholson and see what they’re thinking,” Smyth said. I want to be involved in hockey...
Via Fox Sports
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Screengrab snafu: Anthony Wiggins

Rogers SportsNet loves its Canadian players. However, whoever was in charge of putting this graphic together may want to brush up a bit on the #1 pick in the Draft… @awfulannouncing good thing Sportsnets out of the NBA game pic.twitter.com/8ESeeWCSWh — Ryan Smyth (@ryanwjsmyth) June 27, 2014 I assume they had Anthony Bennett, another Canadian who went first overall to the Cavs...
Via Awful Announcing
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Edmonton Rush sign Ryan Smyth

When Edmonton's slogan, "The City of Champions", was coined in the 1980s, it was a fitting adage to the success of Edmonton's premier sports teams, the Edmonton Oilers and the Edmonton Eskimos (CFL). Contrary to popular belief, the slogan was actually created as a result of the city's resilience in the wake of a terrible tornado on July 31, 1987, but the success of the Oilers in...
Via Puckrant.com
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Puckrant.com
April 15, 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

Ryan Smyth blog, take three

Okay, fine. I'll try again to write a Ryan Smyth blog that people can live with. But I'm warning you, this is the last one for today. In my previous blog, I spoke about certain realities relating to Ryan Smyth's second tenure with the Oilers. I got my ass kicked for doing so. Some people would like to say it's because the writing was bad or I had my information wrong, but the truth...
Via Puckrant.com
April 11, 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...
Via NESN.com
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 (@SportsnetSpec...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Smyth scores 2 goals; Oilers blank Flames 2-0

Ryan Smyth scored both goals and Devan Dubnyk made 27 saves Friday night to lead the Edmonton Oilers to a 2-0 victory over the Calgary Flames. Smyth's fifth goal of the season, and first goal in 14 games, came at 17:22 of the first period and it came by way of a fortunate bounce. With Smyth stationed at the top of the goal crease, Ales Hemsky fired the puck from the corner that...
Via Associated Press
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss
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