5 years ago

Ryan Smyth knows at this stage of his career, he has to take on a bit of a different role.

"I can check. I can kill penalties. Accepting those kind of roles when you are asked to is what makes a good team," Smyth said. He's been an offensive force for most of his career, but he's been on the decline for the last few seasons in that regard and it's hard to see him rebounding at the age of 36. Still, he's worth keeping an eye on if he ends up getting playing time with some of the Oilers' promising young forwards.