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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Translating MacT's end of season news conference

The good people of Puckrant.com were there to listen to Oilers GM Craig MacTavish's year-end news conference. To make life easier on all of you, the reader, I've taken time to translate what MacT said. MacT: "Dallas Eakins is everything and more I wanted as a head coach" Translation: "Former Oilers players don't admit mistakes because it's a sign...
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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oilers fan takes out playoff frustration on bank sign (VIDEO)

It seems like the Edmonton Oilers haven't made the playoffs since The Great One ditched town (eight years actually) and that frustration came to a head for at least one angry Canuck who misses hockey lasting into June.This bonehead ended up throwing his his backpack at a promotional Oilers sign inside a bank and, according to whiskeylullabyy, he managed to break the window outside...
Via The Other Paper
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Smyth isn't the only Ryan not returning

A certain fellow named Ryan may have played his last game as an Oiler on Saturday, April 12, but he wasn't the only Ryan that won't be back come fall. In an article by The Edmonton Journal's Joanne Ireland, Ryan Jones indicated that on no uncertain terms, his tenure with the Oilers was over. Jones has been a member of the Oilers club since the 2009-10 season. He was...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Matheson handicaps awards races, says Oilers should retire #94, Jets should trade Kane

The Edmonton Journal's Jim Matheson kicked off his last regular-season slate of Hockey World columns with individual awards picks, and his pick for the Vezina Trophy is a surprising one: Vezina Trophy (top goalie) 1. Semyon Varlamov, Colorado. 2. Tuukka Rask, Boston 3. Ben Bishop, Tampa Bay Had off-ice issues this year which weighed on him but very consistent...
Via Kukla's Korner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Online Sports Guys
3 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Hockey Fan Land
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers’ Ryan Smyth to retire at end of season

Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Smyth announced Friday that he is retiring at the end of the season. Smyth said the Oilers’ home game Saturday night against Vancouver will be his last. “There comes a time in my life where you have turn the page and today I am doing that,” Smyth said. “As hard as it is to say goodbye to the game of hockey, I am blessed that God has given...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers: What’s next after another failed season?

The Edmonton Oilers need a change. As much as fans and management alike wish this were the 80’s, it isn’t and there’s no Gretzky or Messier or Coffey or Fuhr to save the day. Instead the once storied franchise is…Read more →The post Edmonton Oilers: What’s next after another failed season? appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
Via The Hockey Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers Report: Mark Arcobello signs a one year extension

The Edmonton Oilers have signed undersized forward Mark Arcobello to a one year contract extension, avoiding the potential of losing him as an unrestricted free agent in the off-season.Arcobello, who has played at both the NHL and AHL levels this season, would have become an unrestricted free agent this summer, had he not resigned with the Oilers, but the bigger question would be...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

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