Ryan Smyth: The most useless player on the team
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04-05-2013, 02:31 PM
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Waterloo Ontario
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Smyth should never play in back-to-back games, and he should really be in the pressbox for every 2nd game (or more). Too old, too slow. The extra rest might do him a world of good, it did last time.
I agree. He has had his moments this year but he has also taken a major step back in terms of his ability to keep up with the play and to compete game in and game out.
I am not sure what will happen the rest of this year, but I honestly think they have to have the talk with him at the end of the year. He can't play above the 4th line anymore with any constistency and next year there will be no room at the inn.
While the honorable thing to do might appear be to let him retire and give him a job in the organization, a compliance buyout saves cap space and gives him a nice parting gift.
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