We should sticky this thread until Smyth gets bumped to the 4th line or retires. We were up 4-2 at one point and I was pissed anyway because I had to watch Smyth suck the life out of the 1st line. Hall wasn't the best either, have to say. Smyth though just needs to quit, he's only going to get worse. I love Eakins and everything he does but for the love of oilers get Smyth off the first line.
During the preseason people were asking me why I was so against Smyth on the top line even though he was producing. Because I knew tonight would happen. When the games count, against NHL players, Ryan Smyth no longer can cut it.
The longer he stays in the top 9 the longer the team will consistently lose. He drags down every line he's on. Ryan Jones is a better option than him, and I am not a Jones fan.
I loved Smyth back in the day, but he's a detriment to this team now.
If he truly loves this team, and wants it to be successful, the best thing he can do to help that become a reality is retire. Problem is, he's not the sharpest tool in the shed, and he probably think he still 'has it.' Ryan, you do not 'have it' anymore. Please, for the love of God, retire!
The shift leading up to his penalty was pure comedy.
Haha, that was a beaut. Three giveaways in five seconds before wrasslin a guy to the ice. It has to be over for Smytty now. Retire while you can still look people in the eye and be proud. He has no business being on an NHL roster.