Thread: Confirmed with Link: Craig Smith has turned Pro
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07-27-2011, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by WartracePred View Post
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.
I don't think TC had anything to do with this signing. The team has wanted Smith to go pro since the WCs. There's simply no value in having him return for another year at Wisconsin. You reach a point where you can't get any better at a particular level.

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