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Austin Smith Signs 2 Year ELC w/Dallas
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03-21-2012, 11:34 PM
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Thanks BigG for compiling the info.
This has been a great season for A. Smith, regardless of whether he wins the Hobey Baker. It was somewhat questionable before the season started whether he would wind up in the Stars' plans with an ELC and even if he did whether it would be on his own merits or because of his status as a local boy. He obliterated any doubts as to his worthiness on that front and I look forward to seeing what he can do at the AHL level and then again at training camp this fall.
I don't know that I consider myself one of the doubters, but my self-titled realistic views of him as a long-shot Top 6 but potential utility plug might say something different. So if I am technically a doubter I will thoroughly enjoy A. Smith proving my wrong. Seems like everyone that matters (his coaches and Dallas' staff) all feel he has the work ethic and determination to succeed. That's the type of endorsements and info I love to find.
I want to see him get an opportunity in Dallas one day.
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