News Outta Edmonton

The Edmonton Journal suggest that if the Edmonton Oilers were to fall out of playoff contention that star winger Ryan Smyth could be traded. Ryan Smyth who is turning 31 becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer and contract talks are still far apart for both the sides. Ryan Smyth is looking for a long term contract about 5 years and around 5 million a year.
The Oilers tho only want to give him around 4.25-4.50 million a year on a multi-year contract. Teams that are believed to be interested are Anaheim, Dallas, Detroit, San Jose, and Carolina. If Ryan Smyth were to be traded it is believed that Kevin Lowe would be looking for a puck moving defenseman in return.