#1

EDMONTON -- Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Smyth is calling it a career after tipping in shots and absorbing spine-jarring jolts s

in Out of Line 06.02.2018 08:01
von jokergreen0220 | 605 Beiträge

EDMONTON -- Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Smyth is calling it a career after tipping in shots and absorbing spine-jarring jolts standing in front of goalies for 18 NHL seasons. Jerry Hughes Jersey . Smyth said Friday his body was still willing, but with his young children getting older, his mind was wandering. "The mental side of the game, I didnt have it at times," Smyth told a news conference at Rexall Place, with his family on hand. "Ive got a wonderful family that I miss out on a lot of their stuff. That (became) a factor. "There comes a time in my life where you have to turn the page." The 38-year-old known for his famous mullet was also a stalwart on Team Canada. He was drafted sixth overall by Edmonton in 1994 and spent most of his 18-season career in Albertas capital. He mixed grit with a scoring touch and became the face of the post-Wayne Gretzky Oilers, leading the team to a Stanley Cup final appearance in 2006. Smyth thanked everyone from former teammates to the Oilers massage therapist in a speech that saw the scrappy forward fight back tears. Sitting beside him at the news conference was Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish. "There are many players that have worn the Edmonton Oilers jersey, but there are no players who wore the jersey that had more passion than Ryan Smyth," MacTavish said. Smyth has 386 goals and 456 assists and 974 penalty minutes in 1,269 games heading into Edmontons Saturday season finale against the visiting Vancouver Canucks. He added 59 points (28-31) and 88 penalty minutes in 93 career playoff games. He also earned the nickname "Captain Canada" for his loyalty to Canadas mens national team. The team is preparing a tribute to the Banff, Alta., native during Saturdays game. Asked what hell miss the most about the game, Smyth said the it will be the journey itself. "Being on the ice surface, the adrenalin, the excitement, obviously your teammates," he said. "Ill for sure miss the guys." What was the highlight, he was asked. "Probably playing a thousand games and coming back and being an Edmonton Oiler." Teammates said he will be remembered as a blue-collar workhorse who made his living with a big stick in front of the net, deflecting and tipping in point shots and passes while taking a hellacious beating. Oilers winger David Perron said he grew up idolizing Smyth. "He was always around the net being greasy and scoring goals that everyone was like, How did that go in? Oh, Ryan Smyth scored again. At the end of the year hed have 30-40 goals," said Perron after practice Friday. Oilers goaltender Ben Scrivens said Smyths trademark goals come from a mix of skill and guts. "Hes always in position but never stops the puck, and it makes it really difficult to see pucks because no matter which way you look it seems like hes there," said Scrivens. "Its a talent he acquired through hard work and just sacrificing his body." Smyth played at least 40 games as an Oiler in 14 of his 18 seasons. He blossomed in his first full season with the team in 1996-97, when he had 61 points (39 goals and 22 assists) in 82 games. Smyth was a steady force up front in Edmonton early in his career. The six-foot-two 191-pounder played a key role in the Oilers 2006 Stanley Cup run. Smyth had 16 points (7-9) in 24 games that post-season as the Oilers dropped a seven-game series to the Carolina Hurricanes. He was shipped to the New York Islanders at the trade deadline during the 2006-07 season. Long-term contract negotiations between Smyths agent, Don Meehan, and Oilers then general manager Kevin Lowe went to the 11th hour but the two sides couldnt reach a deal. With Smyth due to become a free agent that summer, Lowe didnt want to risk losing him for nothing in the off-season. Smyth said goodbye to Edmonton during an emotional news conference at the city airport. He played two seasons with Colorado and two more with Los Angeles before he asked Kings GM Dean Lombardi for a trade in 2011. A deal was finalized in June of that year. He has provided some veteran leadership on a young Oilers squad over his last three seasons. Saturday will be Smyths last chance to set a team record for power-play goals. Smyth and Glenn Anderson have 126 each, one ahead of Gretzky. Internationally, Smyth played at two Winter Games, helping Canada win gold at the Salt Lake City Olympics in 2002. Smyth also won gold at the World Cup of Hockey in 2004 and represented Canada at seven straight world hockey championship during his prime. Jordan Poyer Jersey . TSN2 December 18 Knicks at Bulls 8pm et/5pm pt TSN2 December 18 Thunder at Warriors 10:30pm et/7:30pt TSN2 December 21 Pacers at Timberwolves 7pm et/4pm pt. TSN2 December 23 Timberwolves at Cavaliers 7pm et/4pm pt TSN2 December 25 Wizards at Knicks 12pm et/9am pt TSN December 25 Thunder at Spurs 2:30pm et/11:30pt TSN December 25 Cavaliers at Heat 5pm et/2pm pt TSN December 25 Lakers at Bulls 8pm et/5pm pt TSN December 25 Warriors at Clippers 10:30pm et/7:30pt TSN NBA on TSN - January Date Game Time Network January 1 Kings at Timberwolves 8pm et/5pm pt TSN2 January 3 Jazz at Timberwolves 8pm et/5pm pt TSN2 January 5 Nuggets at Timberwolves 8pm et/5pm pt TSN2 January 7 Rockets at Cavaliers 7pm et/4pm pt TSN January 7 Suns at Timberwolves 9:30pm et/6:30 pt. TSN January 9 Bulls at Wizards 8pm et/5pm pt TSN2 January 9 Cavaliers at Warriors 10:30pm et/7:30pt TSN2 January 13 Timberwolves at Pacers 7pm et/4pm pt TSN2 January 15 Thunder at Rockets 8pm et/5pm pt TSN2 January 15 Cavaliers at Lakers 10:30pm et/7:30pt TSN2 January 16 Cavaliers at Clippers 10:30pm et/7:30pt TSN2 January 22 NBA All-Star Selection Show 7pm et/4pm pt TSN2 January 22 Spurs at Bulls 8pm et/5pm pt TSN2 January 22 Nets at Clippers 10:30pm et/7:30pt TSN2 January 25 Heat at Bulls 1pm et/10am pt TSN January 25 Thunder at Cavaliers 3:30pm et/12:30pm pt TSN January 26 Timberwolves at Thunder 8pm et/5pm pt TSN2 January 29 Nuggets at Grizzlies 8pm et/5pm pt TSN2 January 29 Bulls at Lakers 10:30pm et/7:30pt TSN2 NBA on TSN - February Date Game Time Network February 5 Clippers vs. E.J. Gaines Jersey .com) - Damian Lillard poured in 40 points on 11-of-21 shooting to go along with 11 assists, and the Portland Trail Blazers stunned the Oklahoma City Thunder, 115-111, in overtime on Tuesday. http://www.shoptheofficialbills.com/Elite-Jordan-Mills-Bills-Jersey/ . - Erick Torres scored his 10th goal of the season on a stunning volley, and Chivas USA edged 10-man Real Salt Lake 1-0 on Saturday night.Bristol are 80 minutes from the promised land of the Premiership after beating Doncaster 28-13 in the first leg of the Championship final at Castle Park. Doncaster threw everything they had at favourites Bristol in the first half and went into the break 13-11 up with a try from centre Will Hurrell which was converted by Dec Cusack, who also added two penalties.But David Lemi, Ross McMillan and Ben Glynn scored tries for Bristol with Callum Sheedy kicking two conversions and adding three penalties. Doncaster made a lively start and had the first chance for points when the visitors were penalised at the first scrum. Cusack stepped up and made no mistake with his kick to give the hosts a third-minute lead.Bristol placed the Knights under considerable pressure but some ferocious tackling kept them at bay and a misdirected line-out throw from McMillan allowed Doncaster to temporarily relieve the pressure before a Sheedy penalty drew the visitors level.After 22 minutes, and against the run of play, Doncaster scored the opening try of the game. A driving line-out put the Bristol defence on the back foot and allowed Michael Heaney to send Hurrell in under the posts.Sheedy replied with a second penalty after Doncaster were penalised for illegally halting an impressive 30-metre drive, but the visitors soon suffered a blow when Varndell was yellow carded for taking Heaney out in the air.It mattered little as Bristol continued to dominate the half and deservedly took the lead when strong runs from Marco Mama and Jack Lam created the opportunity for Lemi to squeeze in at the corner. Sheedy missed the conversion before a Cusack penalty put Doncaster 13-11 up at the break. Andy Robinson says Bristols discipline improved in the second half Lemi was injured after being tackled in the air by Andy Bulumakau five minutes after half-time and the Bristol skipper was replaced by Matthew Morgan moments before McMillan burst away from a line-out to score the away sides second try. Kyle Williams Jersey. .Minutes later, Bristol had their third when Will Cliff tore through a huge gap in the home line-out to put in Glynn.Sheehy kicked a third penalty in the final quarter as Bristol emphasised their superiority on the night to make them firm favourites to return to the Premiership for the first time since 2009.Watch Bristol v Doncaster, Wed May 25, 7.30pm, Sky Sports 1 HD. You can also watch with NOW TV for £6.99. No contract. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

nach oben springen


Videotrailer



Knorkator - Stuhltrilogie Videos






Bands



METAL, NDH und DEUTSCHROCK











GOTHIC, ALTERNATIV ROCK und BALKAN BEAT









MITTELALTER , FOLK ROCK und KAMMER-CORE









ELEKTRO und EBM







Partner



Label / Online - Radio-Sender / Szene-Fashion






Festival- und Konzertveranstalter / Clubs









Sonstiges










Besucher
0 Mitglieder und 1 Gast sind Online

Wir begrüßen unser neuestes Mitglied: loemrntdherid1
Forum Statistiken
Das Forum hat 2965 Themen und 3844 Beiträge.


Xobor Einfach ein eigenes Forum erstellen | ©Xobor.de