Thread: OT: Ryan Smyth
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11-01-2011, 06:49 PM
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I understand he wanted to be closer to home and his kids were going to start school etc but I find his lack of wanting to win a cup pretty lame. A guy who's been a very good player his whole career but never won a cup wanting to go to a bottom dwelling team to be closer to home instead of staying where he was with a team that had/has the potential to do some damage in the playoffs. I believe his trade request came before the trade for Richards but you'd think if he really wanted his name on the cup he could of rescinded his request to DL and stuck it out another year.

I'm not questioning the guy's dedication when he's on the ice..."captain canada" always tries hard, the whole ordeal just seems odd to me. If I were to guess he just really hated LA and "being closer to home" was his excuse so he didn't come off as a complete jack-ass.

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