At the risk of sounding like Everybody Else Out There... big money extensions for Horcoff, Staios, Hemsky, Pisani, Moreau, and Roloson isn't leaving a whole lot left for Smyth. Yeah, he'd likely sign for less than he could get elsewhere just to stay an Oiler - but should he sign for less simply because his teammates are all getting market rates and that leaves much less for him?
I can't help but shake the feeling that this may be The Mullet's last season as an Oiler, unless he's feeling a lot more charitably inclined towards Kevin Lowe than he really ought to be.