Welcome Home, Ryan Smyth!

June 26 2011 10:28AM

Ryan Smyth is an Edmonton Oiler. Details of the deal (Colin Fraser and a distant 7th rd pick in 2012) are unimportant, Ryan Smyth returns!

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Dropping the Klefbom

June 26 2011 07:39AM

Oscar Klefbom is a fine young defenseman with a bright future. The Edmonton Oilers didn't tip their hand as to how much they liked him, but we should have known he would be high on their list. Why? Read on.

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June 26 2011 12:02AM


-- Rocky (in the alternate version of the film, which is about Ryan Smyth coming home to Edmonton)

Good gravy. Can anything with the Oilers be straight forward anymore?

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Jason Gregor
June 25 2011 09:23PM

I woke up from a well-needed nap, and much to my chagrin, but not to my surprise,  the Ryan Smyth saga still lingered. I will say the Smyth spectacle has given me a new appreciation of how fanatical some Oiler fans are. I've received emails and tweets suggesting Tambellini be fired on the spot if he doesn't complete this trade, while others are asking for updates every 2nd hour, because they won't be able to rest until they crack the case.

It is great to hear, read and see the passion, and it is why I love my job, but for those who are frustrated, and bordering on being mad. - take a deep breath it will be okay.

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Robin Brownlee
June 25 2011 03:21PM

ST. PAUL, Minnesota -- Frank Musil was always tough as nails and mean as hell as a defenseman in an NHL career spanning 797 games, but he was soft as putty talking about son David after the Edmonton Oilers selected him 31st overall at the NHL Entry Draft Saturday.

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