Ted Nolan Talks About Trade Deadline Day
Q: You're back in the NHL now and your Islanders look primed to get back to the playoffs. How were you able to make a deal for Ryan Smyth?
A: So many names were coming up, like Billy Guerin's name came up. Then, all of a sudden, Ryan Smyth's name came up. We put the same offer up to Edmonton that we had put up to other teams and they went for it. Give [Islanders GM] Garth Snow credit -- he just stuck with it. When Garth called me at 3 o'clock and told me we got the deal done, I couldn't believe he pulled that deal off.