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04-05-2013, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by gqmixmaster View Post
I like Ryan Smyth around the Oilers, in the lineup every night is another story. He has a level of craftiness in his boardwork and in front of the net that all the young players can learn from as they develop and round out their games.

He is a leader and I can only imagine a positive presence in the dressing room that probably can't be quantified. I could see him being used as a spare forward next year and retire at the end of next season when we have better players in our bottom six that push him out.
We already have better players in our bottom 6 to push him off... He may win a roster spot at the start of next season... but will have nothing left in tank a couple months in... He should retire after this season...

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