Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Face of the Islanders?

Ryan Smyth (Box 1) is out of Edmonton. I'll pause for a second for you to catch your breath.


Smyth was dealt to Long Island for a first-rounder, Robert Nilsson (1st rounder in 2006) and Ryan O'Marra (1st rounder in 2005)... which has an upside for the Oilers, with the small possibility that Smyth could sign back on with the Oilers in the off-season. With Smyth in the line-up, the Islanders have a better shot of the playoffs and Smyth will mix in with the physical play of the Eastern Conference.

Smyth, taken three times in the pool, may have a bit more of a breakout stretch run.

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