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#1 MacK_Attack

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 04:35 PM

According to Bob McKenzie, Ryan Smyth has told the L.A. Kings he would prefer a trade to the Edmonton Oilers this summer.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 04:39 PM

EDM is lucky as hell he ever wanted to come back.
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 04:50 PM

Well, that's bizarre. Who on earth would ever request a trade TO Edmonton?

Oh, whoops... it's Ryan Smyth.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 04:54 PM

:lol: I'm sure the Oilers will be all over adding a 6.25 million dollar cap hit for a 35 year old forward who produced 41pts(?) last season. I wouldn't take Smyth from LA even if it was only for future considerations. On top of that LA is trying to compete for a Cup so they'll want to keep a top 6 forward who can produce 41pts around next season.

This deal doesn't make a lick of sense.
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 05:30 PM

Are you sure he didn't mean that he wanted to be traded even FURTHER away from Edmonton?

That would really make a lot more sense.
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 05:32 PM

Glad someone wants to be there.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 05:41 PM

I have never been to Edmonton so I have no judgement against Edmonton as a city. Why do so many people hate on Edmonton so much?

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 05:43 PM

:lol: I'm sure the Oilers will be all over adding a 6.25 million dollar cap hit for a 35 year old forward who produced 41pts(?) last season. I wouldn't take Smyth from LA even if it was only for future considerations. On top of that LA is trying to compete for a Cup so they'll want to keep a top 6 forward who can produce 41pts around next season.

This deal doesn't make a lick of sense.

47 points.

The cap hit doesn't really matter to the Oilers. In fact, it would help keep them comfortably above the cap floor. His salary is $4.5 million, which is probably not something the Oilers would be excited about, but probably not a deal-breaker.

What about Smyth-for-Souray?

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 05:44 PM

I have never been to Edmonton so I have no judgement against Edmonton as a city. Why do so many people hate on Edmonton so much?

Living close and having been there quite a few times, it's not hard to see why people hate it so much. Crimes bad, weathers worse, and there arent alot of parks :ph34r: (kidding, but Bryzgalov wouldnt wanna play there)

The fans are passionate, and they have good management and ownership finally, but all the other things about the city keeps players from wanting to go there.. except Smyth for some reason.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 05:55 PM

doesnt edmonton have an albatross contract that they wanted to get rid of?

wasnt it horcoff that the fans desperately want out?

hmmm...
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 05:59 PM

Poor Edmonton.. the only sort of people that want to go there are the sorts of contracts/age range they don't want to take on.
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 06:08 PM

doesnt edmonton have an albatross contract that they wanted to get rid of?

wasnt it horcoff that the fans desperately want out?

hmmm...

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 06:12 PM

I wonder if he should have a talk with Pronger's wife. :D
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 11:04 PM

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 11:37 PM

Wasn't there some talk of Hemsky wanting out or they were possibly looking for takers? Hemsky would probably thrive with the Kings.

Me thinks a line of Brown - Kopitar - Hemsky would be pretty sick.

Of course, I'm sure LA would have to give a little something extra to obtain Hemsky.

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 12:18 AM

Why does he want to go to Edmonton?

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 12:22 AM

Maybe there's a new kick-ass ride at the West Edmonton Mall


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Posted 21 June 2011 - 06:03 AM

Maybe he just wants to retire in Edmonton. He was born in Alberta, Edmonton was his first NHL team etc.
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Posted 21 June 2011 - 06:18 AM

Sources say he wants to move back to Edmonton for family reasons.

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 07:39 AM

Sources say he wants to move back to Edmonton for family reasons.

Admirable, but odd nonetheless... guess he doesn't care about getting a cup before he retires...

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