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Flames face Smyth-like dilemma with Iginla, Kipper

Updated: March 7, 2007, 5:16 PM ET
By George Johnson | Special to ESPN.com

The sad but overwrought scene played out at Edmonton International Airport last Tuesday had resonances well outside the Alberta capital's city limits.

"I just want to say thanks to everybody," began Ryan Smyth as he awaited a connecting flight to begin the daylong odyssey to Long Island. "This is not what my family and I had in store. I never thought I'd come to this day. It's time to turn the page and go there and give my best to make the playoffs, win the Cup and bring it back here to ...

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