Thread: Confirmed with Link: Craig Smith has turned Pro
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07-26-2011, 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by ThirdManIn View Post
I really doubt Cigarran is pulling strings with regards to player development. It's one thing to try to overhaul the uniforms and building color scheme. It's another to get into your GM and President of Hockey Ops' ear telling him who to bring up and who to let spend time in Milwaukee.
I'm not suggesting Ciggarin is going the Jerry Jones way. I don't think he pulls Poile aside says "bring Craig Smith to Nashville and MIL be damned". I'm asking if his commitment to winning is more aggressive (bringing in two new executive level guys, signing Lombardi last year and Fisher this Spring) than Freeman. It seems a change in focus and attitude. And if Poile isn't able to accept the new approach, I won't be surprised if he's replaced. Encouraging Smith to turn pro seems more a sign of things changing than the status quo.

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