Earlier today, word broke on Twitter that former Oiler, Ryan Spooner, had a signed a contract in the Swiss league with HC Lugano and I couldn’t help but laugh at the news… and maybe cry a little bit.
If you want another reminder of how bad Peter Chiarelli was at his job then look no further than the way the Ryan Spooner trade worked out for the Edmonton Oilers. After starting the 2018-19 season in a scoring drought that wouldn’t last, Ryan Strome was shipped off to New York with ol’ Cuddles coming back our way as a means to kickstart the offence, gain some team speed, and get the boys back on track. Instead, what actually happened was that Spooner was infinitely worse than Strome ever was and ended up finishing his time with the franchise down in Bakersfield before eventually being moved to Vancouver. Needless to say, the Ryan Spooner experiment was a horrible one.