Thread: OT: Ryan Smyth
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11-02-2011, 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Ollie Weeks View Post
Smyth did not quit on us last season. The postseason is all the evidence most people should need to know he was still willing. His ability was up and down throughout the year, and considering he's 35ish and often plays banged up, I'm not really surprised. He came to our team, we made the playoffs both seasons he was here and now he's gone and we have an improved roster. What is there to hate on? You don't know him, he doesn't know you, you knew the good times were coming to an end soon enough, he's happier in Alberta, the man's family is happier, and we're 6-3-2. Who gives a damn?

The constant random posts about "Mr. October this" and "the Pro's pro that" are especially irritating because often whatever topic is in play could only conceivably involve Smyth on the peripherals, if at all. And yet some people still bring him up, like its a part of a checklist. It boggles the mind. Its one thing to know his production will drop off as the season rolls on and wear and tear takes effect, but its on a whole different level to sneer at the guy about it.
Maybe he could wear a blue beanie with a propeller and a big maize "M" on it?

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