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02-19-2013, 04:34 PM
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Ryan Smyth says watching Kings win Cup was 'tough to swallow'(Laugh at Ryan Smyth)

http://www.latimes.com/sports/sports...0,307128.story

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Smyth acknowledged that he had conflicting feelings when the Kings succeeded last June. “I’d be lying to you if I’d be sitting here and saying I didn’t,” he said. “It was tough to swallow, for sure, but it was great to see some of my friends win it.”

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never liked him, was glad when he was traded. overrated ankle bender

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Good, hated his face.

I will never forget the joy of Johnson hotting him against the turnbuckle. Brutal I know, just hated him.


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I didn't hate when he was here but I'm glad he's gone.

I like how he brings up the safety of his family. Were you living in compton? Oh well. I moved on a long time ago.

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Ryan Smyth is the anti-Pronger. Pronger wants out of Edmonton, gets dealt to Anaheim, and the Ducks win a Cup.

Smyth wants to return to Edmonton, gets dealt to the Oilers, and the Kings win the Cup.

And four former Oilers (Stoll, Greene, Penner, Fraser) all won a Cup with the Kings. Perhaps Lombardi should trade more often with Edmonton. Hemsky's looking pretty good this season...

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Was tough to watch him loaf around the ice during his last half season here.

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we should all thank him, him wanting to bail gave us 6+ million in cap space.

but yea, what an idiot

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Shot himself in the foot with that one. Good riddance.

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At least he got his family out of the crime infested Manhattan Beach area, good thing his family is safe and sound in Edmonton.

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Didn't hate him when he was here, but boy did he mess up on that one.

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I didn't hate when he was here but I'm glad he's gone.

I like how he brings up the safety of his family. Were you living in compton? Oh well. I moved on a long time ago.
I heard that he had gotten mixed up. He wanted to move to Huntington Beach, but actually ended up in Huntington Park.

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I don't feel sorry for him in the least. I hope when he was watching, he was looking like this:

The guy is very self-serving. I like how he plays, and as a player, I will always respect his effort and intensity. As a person, I will not. He represents the C he wore at times in his career on the ice only for the most part. Ryan was always looking out for Ryan solely IMO.

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I don't feel sorry for him in the least. I hope when he was watching, he was looking like this:

The guy is very self-serving. I like how he plays, and as a player, I will always respect his effort and intensity. As a person, I will not. He represents the C he wore at times in his career on the ice only for the most part. Ryan was always looking out for Ryan solely IMO.


Well said. Your pic says it all. He left Edmonton originally over a contract dispute with the gap being around $100,000 (allegedly), and cried about it, yet if he really wanted to stay he would have signed the deal with Edmonton and not cared about the $100,000. Same thing this summer, he wanted more but eventually caved and is still way overpaid.

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Thanks for whining like a baby until you got traded Ryan. The Kings wouldn't have won the cup WITH you!


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I heard that he had gotten mixed up. He wanted to move to Huntington Beach, but actually ended up in Huntington Park.

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The way he left L.A. changed my opinion of him forever. Good riddance and I'm glad it was tough to swallow.

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How bizarre is this quote from Smyth today:


He said he was happy with his decision to return to Edmonton. “No regrets,” he said. “Obviously, you can’t live in the past. You can’t sit there and dwell on things. My family’s safe, and that’s the most important thing.”

Right... Manhattan Beach being the hub of crime and all.

What a bizarre comment to make. His family felt unsafe? Good grief.

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I like how he brings up the safety of his family. Were you living in compton? Oh well. I moved on a long time ago.
I read the same quote but didn't necessarily understand it to mean safety in terms of physical well-being, though I guess that's what he could have meant. That Smyth himself comes from a small town in the mountains, is pretty religious, and generally old-fashioned, I'm not entirely surprised that he didn't mesh with Los Angeles, however.

But as others have said, in spite of his general good 'ol boy reputation around the league, I've always been weary of Smyth's motivations. Despite donning the C on a number of occasions for the Canadian national team, he never once captained the Oilers. That alone leads me to believe he wasn't as respected in his own room or by the coaching staff and management as the media would have us believe.
He sat out on the team before while negotiating a contract and of course infamously played hardball on an extension in 2007 with Kevin Lowe and ended up paying the price for it (say what you want about Lowe, but the man is a competitor and as both a player and manager wouldn't back down to anyone). None of those moves (not to mention jilting both the NYI and Edmonton again by subsequently signing in Denver, later demanding a trade out of LA, and finally pressing hard again in contract negations last summer) leave a particularly good taste in the mouths of most fans.

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He's worse than Rob Blake. Guy is a self serving *****, glad he will never win a cup.

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He was washed up when he got here. I was glad to see him go.

That he had the weakest shot in NHL history and refused to dump his wooden stick told me everything.

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How bizarre is this quote from Smyth today:


He said he was happy with his decision to return to Edmonton. “No regrets,” he said. “Obviously, you can’t live in the past. You can’t sit there and dwell on things. My family’s safe, and that’s the most important thing.”

Right... Manhattan Beach being the hub of crime and all.

What a bizarre comment to make. His family felt unsafe? Good grief.
My thoughts exactly. Strangest comment of the whole interview and of the entire saga. He was living the wealthiest part of MB and probably one of the safest places possible, and somehow his wife felt threatened? WTF? I'm sure EDM is a much safer place to live. Buh bye!

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My thoughts exactly. Strangest comment of the whole interview and of the entire saga. He was living the wealthiest part of MB and probably one of the safest places possible, and somehow his wife felt threatened? WTF? I'm sure EDM is a much safer place to live. Buh bye!
They must have come across an ethnic person and freaked out.

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My thoughts exactly. Strangest comment of the whole interview and of the entire saga. He was living the wealthiest part of MB and probably one of the safest places possible, and somehow his wife felt threatened? WTF? I'm sure EDM is a much safer place to live. Buh bye!
I'm sure there are moose in Edmonton that are more dangerous than anything in HB.

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