Thread: OT: Ryan Smyth
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11-01-2011, 06:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Buddy The Elf View Post
Also, don't forget that the guy did waive his NTC to come to LA in the first place. I know people will argue with it but that trade was beneficial to the Kings becoming a playoff team and kicking Kopitar into another gear. Would the team (and Kopitar) have got there anyway? Sure I suppose it is possible but having him around at the expense of an oft injured Quincey was still worth it imo. Most of us were hoping he would be gone after this year and the timing actually worked at very well in the end.
Agree on all points. Overall the Ryan Smyth experience was very good for the Kings.

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