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NHL Draft: Wings select B. Smith 27th Overall


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#1 Matt

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 09:05 PM

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Brendan Smith
Defense (St. Michael's - OPJHL)

Height: 6'1.25" / Weight: 170 lbs. / Shoots: Left
Born: February 8, 1989 in Toronto, Ontario

Final CSB Ranking: 68 Mid-Term Ranking: 157 (North American Skater)

Central Scouting Report: A skilled defenseman with good puck skills... has good mobility and a good skating stride... able to join the rush well and is creative with the puck... needs to make better decisions with the puck and move it quicker... needs to improve the consistency of his physical play.

Hockey Profile: Finished his second season with St. Michael's leading all defensemen in points with 36 (12-24-36) and tied for the team lead with three short-handed goals in 2006-07... ranked third on his team, first among defensemen, with 20 points (6-14-20) in 16 playoff games in 2007... selected to participate in the CJAHL All-Star Game in 2006... played for Canada East at the 2006 World Junior A Championship, helping his team win silver... will attend the University of Wisconsin in the fall of 2007.

Personal Profile: Nickname is Smitty... wears #14 after Brendan Shanahan... patterns his game after his favorite player, Anaheim's Scott Niedermayer ...because he is so defensively sound and has great offensive skills... most memorable hockey game played: a play-off game against the Red Wings - "I scored four goals and had two assists" ...most memorable hockey game watched: the final game of the OPJHL against the Stouffville Spirit - "I was out with an injury"... his pre-game ritual always includes stickhandling... if he could invite any three people to dinner he would choose: Brendan Shanahan - "my hometown hero", Will Farrell -"the funniest person in my eyes and at dinner you need humor" and Al Gore - "he is a very intelligent person, I would love to talk to him and hear some of his wisdom"... credits his parents for having the most influence on his career for all that they have sacrificed for his hockey... admires his grandfather for his hard work... favorites include: Buffalo Sabres (NHL team), "fake backhand then go upstairs on the forehand" (shootout move), Seinfeld (TV show), NHL 2007 (video game), Anchorman (movie), Will Ferrell (actor), Cameron Diaz (actress) and Nickelback (group).

Statistics: 2006-07 St. Michael’s (OPJHL) - 39GP, 12G 24A 36PTS 90PIM

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 09:09 PM

I really like this kid. I for sure thought he was going to Ottawa , but since we got him thats great. I think he could be a good defenceman , a sound top 4 potentially D-man.

Hes big , born in Toronto which is nice. And is solid 2 ways by his scouting report.

Good job Kenny ! thumbup.gif

Edited by Detroit # 1 Fan, 22 June 2007 - 09:11 PM.

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 09:11 PM

I'm as shocked as anyone to see the Wings draft in the first round. A canadian at that! tongue.gif

Great pickup Kenny! Obviously another defenseman being drafted is a bit tedious, but this is great. A good North American defenseman is always a nice pick up.

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 09:12 PM

Sounds like a good pick-up, but I kind of wanted Aliu or Joakim Andersson.

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 09:12 PM

Sounds like a good pick to me...I trust ya kenny! blush.gif

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 09:17 PM

http://www.stmichael...ew/default.aspx

Select Clip #3.... It's Smith with a hat trick.

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 09:29 PM

Favorite band is Nickelback? Oh the humanity.

Into the dryer with him.

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 09:29 PM

QUOTE(Matt @ June 22, 2007 - 10:17PM) View Post

http://www.stmichael...ew/default.aspx

Select Clip #3.... It's Smith with a hat trick.



hmm nothing terribly impressive there if you ask me. accept some speed. Maybe you're seeing something i'm not, but wrist shots from the point?

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 09:32 PM

QUOTE(theman19 @ June 22, 2007 - 08:29PM) View Post

hmm nothing terribly impressive there if you ask me. accept some speed. Maybe you're seeing something i'm not, but wrist shots from the point?

No!! Don't let him accept some speed crazy.gif Drugs will ruin his career.
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Posted 22 June 2007 - 09:41 PM

Bloody beanpole @ 6'2" and 170 unsure.gif

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 09:54 PM

QUOTE(StoleYourYsebaert @ June 22, 2007 - 10:29PM) View Post

Favorite band is Nickelback? Oh the humanity.

Into the dryer with him.

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 09:55 PM

QUOTE(theman19 @ June 22, 2007 - 10:29PM) View Post

hmm nothing terribly impressive there if you ask me. accept some speed. Maybe you're seeing something i'm not, but wrist shots from the point?

Just a link to a video -- nothing more, nothing less. If I come across more, I'll post them.

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 10:01 PM

Sounds like a pretty good D-man. Looking forward to seeing what he can do in the future.

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 10:10 PM

I remember people were unhappy with Kindl when he was selected. I'm sure Smith will be good. thumbup.gif

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 10:14 PM

Seems like a good pick.

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 10:24 PM

QUOTE(StoleYourYsebaert @ June 22, 2007 - 09:29PM) View Post

Favorite band is Nickelback? Oh the humanity.

Into the dryer with him.

And what's wrong with Nickelback rolleyes.gif

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 10:35 PM

QUOTE(nutz2u @ June 22, 2007 - 09:41PM) View Post

Bloody beanpole @ 6'2" and 170 unsure.gif

In about 4 years he'll be 200 to 210.

Heading over here to Wisconsin he'll get his fill of brats, & beer

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 10:48 PM

QUOTE(F.Michael @ June 22, 2007 - 09:35PM) View Post

In about 4 years he'll be 200 to 210.


Exactly, they're all beanpoles right now....I think I saw one in the first round that looked like he was filled out.

....Cheering for McCarty.

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 10:51 PM

QUOTE(F.Michael @ June 22, 2007 - 11:35PM) View Post

In about 4 years he'll be 200 to 210.


thats good to hear someone knows about this guys future weight gain. Kudos, man apparently jesus. clap.gif

sounds alot like brett lebda, which is good, but brett lebda will hit.. this kid sounds a little soft but you never know.

my big worry... hes an al gore fan... which doesnt exactly let me take him super serial. unsure.gif (that ones for south park fans)

besides all that i could see this maybe being good . but we need some defensive d in our future though too. (just a reminder for ya if your readin' kenny)
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Posted 22 June 2007 - 11:08 PM

I'll be honest, I kinda wanted Petrecki seeing as he was available at the 27th spot, but I am just glad that we drafted a defenceman. And having someone with speed and puck-carrying abilities from the back-end is always a good thing, so I'd say I'm satisified with us taking Brendan Smith.

What I do find interesting is the fact that TSN's is the only prospect ranking that seems to have Smith listed as a potential first round draft pick. The Wings must really seeing something in him.





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