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#121 Nev

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 02:01 AM

I still can't decide if Smith fighting Neil was brave or stupid.


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Posted 26 November 2013 - 05:51 AM

I still can't decide if Smith fighting Neil was brave or stupid.


Brave. He got beat but he held his own, he did surprisingly better then I expected, he dis get like 4 or 5 good shots in, plus he didn't get knocked down

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 10:07 PM

Amazing play tonight from Smitty. He had some really nice D plays in addition to his offence. Broke up a 2 on 1 like a vet. He is only getting better. You can see other teams really don't like his snarl out there.


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Posted 27 November 2013 - 10:12 PM

I mentioned this in the GDT, but I'll repeat it here. Maybe he finally is no longer gunshy after his suspension for several preseason games for hitting a Blackhawk who put his head down late. He has been much better recently.
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Posted 27 November 2013 - 10:15 PM

Smitty is looking great!!!!  He's only going to get better.



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Posted 27 November 2013 - 11:32 PM

Props to the elder Smith.


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Posted 28 November 2013 - 09:45 AM

I'm starting to get back on the smith bandwagon, he was really bugging me this season but he has really started turning things around since his injury. Just needed to give his head a shake and step back a bit I guess. Go smith!

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 10:04 AM

I was never worried. Always like Smith. All rookies have an iffy period in their transition to the big leagues, especially Dmen (see Kindl, Ericsson).

 

One of the true "gritty" guys on our roster as well.


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Posted 28 November 2013 - 10:46 AM

I was getting a little worried, mainly because Smith at times seemed to look a little worried and thats never good.  He was stellar last night though imo, hope he keeps building on that!


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Posted 28 November 2013 - 10:48 AM

He's as confident as he's ever been out there, you can see it in his game.  Excellent for him and excellent for us



#131 St. Michael (the Red Wing)

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 10:48 AM

Yeah he's been way better defensively. Hopefully that that trend continues especially when DD comes back. REALLY REALLY REALLY wish Smitty could get it going offensively. All in good time hopefully...



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Posted 30 November 2013 - 01:30 PM

I don't know what's clicked in Smith's brain, but I'm glad about it.

 

There was a play in the 1st last night, he was skating back into the zone with puck, being pressured by an Islander, with another coming in to add to the pressure.  He was all alone with no-one to pass to.  Being Smith my heart was in my mouth.

 

So what does he do?  He skates behind his net, holding the forechecker behind him with one arm, controlling the puck with the other, then skates up and out of our zone, leaving the 2 forecheckers behind, and carried the puck all the way up the ice and into the Islander zone. :o

 

So glad he got 2 assists last night, just reward for his recent play.


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Posted 30 November 2013 - 01:36 PM

He made a similar play the game before where he shook off a forechecker. He's not nearly as uneasy as he used to be. He's making smart decisions with the puck, is jumping into the offensive play and really using his skating to create good plays.
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Posted 30 November 2013 - 07:49 PM

Really elusive and when he's carrying the puck out of the zone he's flying. Good in the O zone too. He's just gotta try and shoot more. He seems to get hit pretty good every game though

He really looks like he has potential to be a top pairing offensive d man. Dekeseyer and Smith. Our top 4 could be deadly pretty soon. I think we have the ability to surprise a lot of people these playoffs. If everybody plays to their capability I don't see how we are not a contender

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 08:06 PM

That stretch pass up the middle to Alfie was gorgeous. That's the kind of thing we need more of from our D and maybe especially from Smith (whose big thing is puck movement, offensive instincts).


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Posted 01 December 2013 - 08:14 PM

idk whats up this guys butt but hes really turning it up. keep it up



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Posted 01 December 2013 - 09:22 PM

His bad tonight on that 2nd goal. Puck watching, regardless love him and other than that pretty solid game with another assist...



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Posted 02 December 2013 - 09:56 AM

I was not able to watch last Wednesday or Sunday's games.  However, I've been told that Smith played quite well in both.  I did see Friday's game and didn't think he looked bad.  I've always been quite vocal about how bad Smith was playing, and he was playing quite terribly at one point, but if he's turned the corner on that then he deserves to be recognized for that as well.  So "atta boy" Smith.


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Posted 02 December 2013 - 10:05 AM

They even spoke to him on NHL live last night and complinented him on stepping his game up and playing well. You know its not just us noticing his improvement when that happens.

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 10:19 AM

Excellent game by Smith last night. His speed, strength, and offensive acumen were on clear display.







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