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Ryan Smyth Announces His Retirement

It was with only a few tears that Ryan Smyth announced that he was coming back for 6 years, followed of course by his real announcement that his career as an NHLer had come to a close. With fond memories of how he got his start, Smyth says goodbye to playing every day (at least for now) and gives us the impression that he is open to a career of some kind in the hockey world, but only after he takes a year to be with his family.

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SYF's avatar

Man, I thought for sure the Wings would pursue him for his net front presence since the Wings have missed Holmstrom.

Best wishes on your retirement, Smyth.  Well deserved rest.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 04/11/14 at 03:39 PM ET

Hippy Dave's avatar

Man, I didn’t realize his career was anywhere near ending.  I thought he was younger.  Good luck Ryan!

Posted by Hippy Dave from Portland by way of Detroit on 04/12/14 at 01:33 AM ET

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