If it’s contract time and the Oilers are talking to Ryan Smyth there must be trouble. Jim Matheson has the story in the EJ and this time there are some real numbers.
- Matty says Oilers are offering 2 years in $2.5/$2.75M per year range
- Matty says Smyth likely doesn’t want to take a big haircut from $4.5M per year
Well, at least it’s more than a $100k gap. I don’t know how the Oilers can pass on signing him based on their current depth chart. Seriously.