Tuesday, February 27, 2007

HO. LY. SHIT.

Ryan Smyth is a New York Islander. So says TSN.

Dark, dark day.

UPDATE: 1st-rounder, Robert Nilsson and Ryan O'Marra coming to Edmonton in return.

30 comments:

scotty said...

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teebeeplayer said...

fuck is right. traded for nillson, omara and a 1st round pick.

fuck.

teebeeplayer said...

dude, that was a quick update. sorta takes the steam out my scoop...

scotty said...

someone who lives in edmonton please go and burn down kevin lowes fucking house for me, please.

Anonymous said...

Woohooo!!!!!!!

Randy in the med hizzo said...

Does the the cap deal with salary or ugly? The Oil now have lot's of room to add both.
Must be rough to see them tear down the barn on the same day Messier's No. 11 goes up

gary b said...

"Start spreading the news
I'm leaving today
I want to be a part of it, New York, New York..."

i'm just going to go leave my heart out in the middle of 118th Ave.

Sean said...

I don't know how we should feel about this. I mean, we got value for Smyth, who could have walked for nothing, Smyth could come back during the off-season, but sh*t, we overpaid for everyone else on our team (Lupul, Pisani, Staios, Moreau), and the one guy who truly deserved a fair deal we let go?

Should we be happy that we got value? Or should we be incredibly pissed that it came to this at all!

I think I'm going to opt for the latter.

scotty said...

it should be noted that neither of these prosepcts are defencemen. WHICH WE FUCKING NEED.

if this is the best lowe was able to get in the so-called "sellers" market, someone needs to shitcan his ass 5 minutes ago.

Mike The Sieve said...

Wow. I'm stunned. I guess Lowe has officially given up on the season.

I gotta say, though, even as a Canucks fan I really liked Ryan Smyth, but I like the fact your team doesn't have him anymore a lot better.

Chris! said...

If we were going to blow up the team, why didn't we go all the way?

TSN's saying other GMs were shocked that Smyth was available. This is a good return, but why no auction?

And why do we still have Sykora and not one new defenceman?

Phat Lemur said...

FUCK!!!

Anyone else think Lowe should be fired and immediately replaced by Mess?

Anonymous said...

Welcome to my world. Now both of cities have a shitty team. Condolences from Larry_in_PHX.

McLea said...

There's always room on the Flames' bandwagon boys. Love to have you.

Adamn! said...

What a dissapointment. Dissapointing that Lowe couldn't give Smyth what he wanted; dissapointing that Smyth couldn't agree to a deal either; dissapointing that they're basically abandoning the season and giving a gigantic 'fuck you' to the fans on what was going to be a historic night. Instead, it'll be more along the lines of infamous.

Maybe Lowe did what he had to do, but things aren't going to be pretty here now...

Anonymous said...

IT IS A REBUILD, with the older players around to meet the salary floor. We just added forwards to go with our young D and goal prospects.

mo

Garnet said...

Mike, Chris!, you up for a proper wake for the season somewhere tonight?

Anonymous said...

traded for nillson, omara and a 1st round pick?

WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON?

Neither Nillson or O'Mara are Islander roster players nor are they defensemen!

Way to go Lowe, be ready to move because the fans are gonna burn your house down and run you out of Canada.

Anonymous said...

Heilige Schei├če :(

A sad guy from Germany :(

Garnet said...

Now that I think of it, there's no actual NHL rule saying your coaches and management must be team alumni. Seriously. We could just try to go out and get the best people around. On the other hand, sticking with old players is what built today's great teams like the Bruins and Flyers, so who am I to object?

Chris! said...

I'm certainly up for a beer tonight, G-man.

Anonymous said...

This has potential to be a fantastic trade only if Smyth makes his way back in July, which is possible.

Notice this: the other GMs said today that they didn't know Smyth was available. This leads me to believe that Smyth has every intention of returning to Edmonton. If Lowe really wanted him gone, wouldn't he have shopped the name around? It doesn't seem like that happened. Perhaps they have a gentleman's agreement that they meet his trade demands only if he is rented out for the rest of the season (saves some money and they get a few great prospects back in return).

Could it be or is this wishful thinking?

Jorge said...

This reminds me of every year I was living in Edmonton. Trade Deadline day makes me feel empathy for all Oilers fans.

What is this, 2001?

young d said...

Looks like the Oilers should have started their season ticket drive and sales for the remaining games two weeks ago.

Greg said...

Its definitely possible that its a gentleman's deal, especially considering its the islanders. But, really, its up to Smyth, and whether or not he wants to play here or will the big money from somewhere else be too tempting. I'm thinking that that decision has already been made, but that we, as fans, won't really know until the summer.

Anonymous said...

With what the Blues got for Tkachuk, I think the Oilers definitely could've got more. Pierre McGuire says that o' marra's only going to be a 3rd line player and he's not too high on Nillson either (Although McGuire teeters on the brink of insanity).

Duke of Spook said...

This is a national tragedy

Anonymous said...

Technically it is comparable to what Nashville gave up for Forsberg. (ignore the third rounder as that only kicks in if Forsberg re-signs). Edmonton gets two former first rounders, a 2007 first (better than what Nashville's will be). And all four former first rounders involved in both deals are only as where they fit into someone's roster and system.

case said...

o'nilssonson for league fucking mvfuckingmotherfuckingp.

Anonymous said...

the whole tightass EIG can go fucking fist themselves. I'd better not hear the words 'small market' for the next 2 lifetimes. Money sits on trees in northern AB.. FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK