The Oilers official Twitter account just tweeted a link to this video, along with a request that you advise them of your favourite Ryan Smyth memory.
I was moved to put together a snarky response about how this quote from Pat LaForge explaining how people were reacting to the Smyth trade was my favourite Smyth moment, “‘I get it. I was pissed off but I’m starting to see you did the right thing.’ It’s like Ryan was their kid and you want to support your kid. Until you figure out the facts.” (Twitter is great if you like snarkiness.) Suddenly, a rather jarring lyric from the song caught my ear: “I know my kingdom awaits // And they’ve forgiven my mistakes”
Nobody knows how to stick the knife into a happy moment like the Oilers. Incidentally, there was some discussion on Twitter about this very point – what song should be used. I had “Edmonton” by the Rural Alberta Advantage (“Come with me come back we’ll live again // What if I’m only satisfied when I’m at home // Sitting in a city that will never let me go”) but Derek Zona won it, I think, with Ozzy’s “Mama, I’m coming home.”
Either would have been a better choice.