Just throwing this out there...but do you think it's possible Smyth requested it not to be announced (like a "condition" of the trade) until after the 1st round is complete so to not steal any of the Oilers' first round picks thunder? Like others have been saying, to let the kids have their day. Smyth was drafted once upon a time, he knows the stress & excitement of it all; plus getting drafted only comes once in a lifetime.
It just seems like something Smyth thing to do to me, he has that much respect & class.
Oh settle down. This is draft day, Tambo is showing a great deal of respect to the 2 kids the Oilers just drafted. What's the rush?
Sure, like the rest of the NHL cares..Just be a professional and announce it, like any GM would do..It has nothing to do with the 'kids'. Once they're drafted, they could care less...It smacks of small-mindedness..