Ryan Smyth: The most useless player on the team
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04-13-2013, 12:30 PM
Join Date: Dec 2007
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Funny story from two Decembers ago now, I was coming home from Lloydminster on the Generals bus, talking some hockey with Brian Sutter. He'd had quite a few whisky's and somehow we ended up on the topic of the Oilers. Sutter's exact quote in regards to Ryan Smtyh at the time:
"He is the worst player in the NHL right now. Im serious you guys. He couldn't play here right now."
I thought to myself it was a harsh exaggertation but somewhat typical of Brian. But if you have ever had a chat with Suttsy' you know...the more drinks he's had the more correct his opinions are in his mind. So, I dont recall making the slightest argument.
Sutter...ended up getting fired as Head Coach in Bentley a few months later and he's been very "Anti-Bentley" ever since. Its been ugly.
And as much as I insist he did & said more than enough to warrant his firing here...at times...making people wonder if he had lost it altogether...
...He was ahead of the curve on his Ryan Smyth asessment. I give him that much.
Thanks for sharing., I was quite livid actually, when we signed him to this current 2 yr contract. Hopefully he does us all a favor ( as well as himself) and retires
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