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Ryan Smyth requests trade to Edmonton

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

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

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

wasnt it horcoff that the fans desperately want out?

hmmm...

Sheldon Souray.

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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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Maybe he just wants to retire in Edmonton. He was born in Alberta, Edmonton was his first NHL team etc.

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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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Ryan Smyth - "Hey, I'd love to come back to Edmonton!"

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Steve Tambellini - "Sorry, you had your chance to stay a few years ago. Looks like your 'heart was in Edmonton' only if the price was right."

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Spot on.

From what I recall the "difference" was approx $500,000 per season that Smyth wanted, and what the Oilers had offered...It now looks as though Smyth had just burned his bridge in LA.

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

He's not going to start crying if he doesn't get traded to the Oilers is he? He will likely cry if he does get traded back to the Oilers.

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The Oilers could use someone on their team who remembers what it was like to be in the playoffs.

Compensation to the Kings should be what they got for Smyth: Robert Nilsson, Ryan O'Marra and Alex Plante. It must have felt bad to be the only team not to screw the Islanders in a big trade, but now they can make up for it with this deal.

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Family reasons or not... I don't think those words would ever come out of my mouth... " I want a trade to Edmonton". s***, hes rich, move your family to LA! No, I know its not that easy but family is #1 priority.

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Family reasons or not... I don't think those words would ever come out of my mouth... " I want a trade to Edmonton". s***, hes rich, move your family to LA! No, I know its not that easy but family is #1 priority.

He's clearly a masochist and likes suffering.

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