Ryan Smyth: The most useless player on the team
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10-04-2013, 12:32 AM
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Ah, so its Smyth's entire history of bad games from last season that people are upset about.
I find it ridiculous that people are going on and on about Smyth being the worst player on the team, the worst player in the league, he should be waived etc.
a) he's not the worst player on the team. Steve MacIntyre is. After Mac, its Brown. Truly.
b) he wasn't the worst player in the winnipeg loss, it was Dubnyk. Followed by Hall.
And yet, after the ONE game, people are moaning and wailing about Smyth. So he lost some board battles. So he took a bad penalty.
So what? Did he cost the team the game? Did he cause any of the Jet goals directly?
It's not just last season. It's every game since December of 2011. He just isn't that good.
And Brown/MacIntyre aren't playing top line minutes. Brown's not a good hockey player but he was effective in his role in the Jets game.
The thing that frustrates people is that he's playing with the best player on our team when he has done nothing to deserve it. Meanwhile Yakupov, last season's goal scoring leader, is toiling on the third line and being benched.
Smyth didn't cost us the game, but he sure didn't win it for us either. He just isn't that good anymore, and the worst part is that he doesn't recognize it. I only hope Eakins does before Hall becomes completely ineffective.
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