No word of a lie. TSN's Bob McKenzie announced that 35 year-old Ryan Smyth would like to be an Oiler once again, barring a trade would permit.
I implore you to read the link provided and to give your thoughts about the latest news which is now making headlines around the NHL.
I need to remind you all first and foremost, that Smyth left under his own volition when he couldn't strike a deal with then GM, Kevin Lowe. In fact, #94 left in 2007, crying in front reporters before heading to the Islanders.
While many will embrace the return of Ryan Smyth, I on the other can't really fathom the idea, primarily since he wanted to leave for more money.
The tears he shed, left a bitter taste in my mouth; and after using Scope for 4 years...the aftertaste hasn't gone away.
Though perhaps I am being a little harsh on Smyth. I mean, heck if Edmontonians can forgive the likes of Mike Comrie, then perhaps I should switch to a different mouth wash.
Among the Tweeters who have shared their ideas about Smyth, most are willing to see #94 on the 3rd line with perhaps Jones and Jacques. It is also glaringly obvious that the Horcoff, Hemsky, and Smyth line could once again be reunited on a top line, though would we see the same results we did in 2006? Er...possibly not. Though, what is needed within the ranks of the Oilers, is more vetern leadership to coddle the baby-faced Oilers during the long intensive re-build.
There is one pressing factor which needs to be answered: Who and/or what would you give up for the return of Ryan Smyth?
While we wait for the rest of the story to unfold, we have a few picks to worry about this Friday.
More to come!
BREAKING NEWS SMYTH IS NOW AN OILER! Follow the link below for details.
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