Ryan Smyth Named captain of team canada

Discussion in 'International Tournaments' started by Oil_slick9416*, Apr 20, 2005.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Last edited by a moderator: Apr 20, 2005
  2. Roughneck

    Roughneck Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2003
    Messages:
    9,815
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Calgary
    Home Page:
    There isn't a player more deserving. The model of a Canadian hockey player if I ever saw one.

    Go lead us to Gold again Ryan!
     
  3. Eddie Vedder

    Eddie Vedder Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2003
    Messages:
    5,539
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Not a shocker.

    Perfect player to wear the C for this team though, regardless of his history of being the captain. Defines the gritty, hard working image tambellin seems to be going for.
     
  4. Burnaby_Joe*

    Burnaby_Joe* Guest

    Agreed
     
  5. wilka91*

    wilka91* Registered User

    Joined:
    May 5, 2004
    Messages:
    4,251
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I didn't remember the Oilers were tha bad!!!
     

  6. ok...
     
  7. Habsfan 32

    Habsfan 32 Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2004
    Messages:
    6,316
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Way up north...
    He deserves it!
     
  8. monster_bertuzzi

    monster_bertuzzi registered user

    Joined:
    May 26, 2003
    Messages:
    32,734
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Vancouver
    Home Page:
    Smyth is only 190 pounds?
     
  9. Quiet Robert

    Quiet Robert Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2005
    Messages:
    5,261
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Yeah, I went and checked after I read your post. nhlpa.com has him listed at 188 lbs. and 6'1. I can't believe that. I thought he was much bigger.

    Oh well, shows his character that he can be average size and play that big.
     
  10. Quiet Robert

    Quiet Robert Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2005
    Messages:
    5,261
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Don't worry, this is coming from the same guy who though Steve Yzerman brought nothing to a team. Obvioulsy leadership is an unknown concept to him.
     
  11. Took a pill in Sbisa

    Took a pill in Sbisa 2showToffoliIwascool

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2004
    Messages:
    10,520
    Likes Received:
    189
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Location:
    Australia
    I like how he's captain of Team Canada, and yet not good enough to be captain on the Oilers..
     
  12. he's the real captain of the oilers, just because smith wears the C doesn't mean anything except he can "talk to the ref" everyone and thier mother knows who the real leader is. thats not to say smith is a bad captain. he leads by his play. Ryan leads with his heart. it's a problem i'm sure the oilers love to have.

    thats how i feel anyway
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 20, 2005
  13. Took a pill in Sbisa

    Took a pill in Sbisa 2showToffoliIwascool

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2004
    Messages:
    10,520
    Likes Received:
    189
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Location:
    Australia
    totally agree.
     
  14. CantHaveTkachev

    CantHaveTkachev Still a joke of a team

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2004
    Messages:
    24,856
    Likes Received:
    1,242
    Trophy Points:
    169
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    St. OILbert
    totally 100% agree.
    MacT was wrong in giving Smith the captaincy...but thats a whole other story
     
  15. Shareefruck

    Shareefruck Registered User

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2005
    Messages:
    23,823
    Likes Received:
    319
    Trophy Points:
    154
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Software Developer
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    Not taking anything away from Smith, but, Smyth would still be a much better captain. Seems almost unfair.

    Could you imagine if Yzerman or Sakic weren't the captain of their teams?
     

  16. i'd love to see Ryan get the 'C' and maybe he will once Jason leaves town .
     
  17. Oilers1*

    Oilers1* Guest

    I think it was the right decision at the time.

    Remember, Smith inherited the captaincy when Weight left (which was at the end of the same season that saw Guerin leave), so Smyth was being looked at to fill a pretty significant offensive void. To ask him to also take Weight's place as team leader could have been too much, IMO.

    As its turned out, Smyth has matured into the heart and soul of the team, but I think Smith still contributes enough with his inspirational on-ice play to do the, 'C' justice.
     
  18. George is that you? :amazed:
     
  19. Some Oil fans are going to get upset, but the fact that the Oil can't either make the playoffs, or get past the first round (this year being an exception), for as many years in a row as they have, allowing Smyth to play for Canada, is rather pathetic. I, for one, would rather see a guy who can lead his NHL team be captain then any Oiler player.
     
  20. Macman

    Macman Registered User

    Joined:
    May 15, 2004
    Messages:
    3,214
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    96
    So I guess Iginla shouldn't been on the 2002 Olympic team. Smyth has won gold at the world juniors, world championships, Olympics and World Cup. You're right, what's he ever won?
     
  21. wilka91*

    wilka91* Registered User

    Joined:
    May 5, 2004
    Messages:
    4,251
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    maltby
     
  22. monster_bertuzzi

    monster_bertuzzi registered user

    Joined:
    May 26, 2003
    Messages:
    32,734
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Vancouver
    Home Page:
    Any player will tell you they would rather have NHL playoff success than international success.
     
  23. Cawz

    Cawz Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2003
    Messages:
    14,372
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Oiler fan in Calgary
    Home Page:
    You need a hobby, coming here looking for arguments. Sad. Considering your profile says your occupation is "getting banned from here", its pretty clear what your intentions are.
     
  24. wilka91*

    wilka91* Registered User

    Joined:
    May 5, 2004
    Messages:
    4,251
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Any Canadian or American player, and only the players from those 2 countries will tell you they would rather have NHL playoff success than international success.
     

  25. check your fact before posting...

    " Former Canadiens great Mats Naslund, speaking from his home in Sweden, said Europe's hockey fans hold Olympic championships in highest regard, much more than world championships that are decided during the NHL playoffs and do not include all of the best players.

    Most prestigious: the Stanley Cup."

    http://www.sptimes.com/2004/05/05/Lightning/Whole_world_cherishes.shtml

    good article about the stanley cup and europeans
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"