Faced with lunatics and lawyers playing the most boring game of chicken in human memory, Ryan Smyth did the only rational thing available to him: packed up the family, inlaws, dogs and cats and took off to Europe to represent his country.
In a hockey world gone mad, Ryan Smyth has been working hard on the ice with the Edmonton Oil Kings (reportedly helping Mitch Moroz with his work in front of the net–it paid off the other night with a nice goal) and is taking a job with the Canadian entry at the Spengler Cup. Gene Principe’s story on Captain Canada is here.
Ryan Smyth’s NHL career is dwindling with each passing day, and his approach to the lockout appears to be mature and rational. I pray God others in his industry notice.