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02-25-2012, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by PhoneGuy View Post
Very poor choice of words, IMO. The guy gave 100% every time he was on the ice, which is more than can be said about alot of players.

Best of luck, Smithers.
Originally Posted by braindead View Post
+1. This is a guy who's DNA is woven into the fabric of the pred's organization because he overachieved, he paid attention to detail, he was a good citizen, he cared and he gave it all all the time. That's the identity of this club whether you start or finish your career with a Crosby skill set or a smithson skill set and it's a huge reason our franchise isn't wandering in the wilderness like Columbus. We owe respect and thanks to the fitzgeralds,the johnsons, the walkers, fiddlers and smithsons when they leave Nashville, even when their skills have diminished or our team's talent level has overtaken them.
Sorry I don't feel the same way about the guy that you both do. He was a role player that did his job. Big whoop. He's gone, I'm thankful for it. He is trash compared to what we have on the roster at this moment and I'm glad he's gone. I hope he does well for the Panthers but the writing has been on the wall for quite some time.

And no, I don't owe respect to the guys mentioned above. The one I give my hats off to is Walker. He turned his career around with us and is the epitome of what a Predator is. He was a fourth liner that turned into a pretty good overall player for us. He worked his butt off, fought on the ice for his teammates, skated hard every shift, showed tenacity beyond belief. To put Smithson in the same category is a major slap in the face to Walker, IMNSHO.

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