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12-28-2012, 11:01 PM
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Barney Gumble
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Koltov was probably our next highest skilled player after Naslund when he got drafted. If he stayed another year he would probably made full time...
While I don't think it was the sole or major reason why Koltsov decided to give up on a NHL career; I can't help but think that Smyl's ill-fated "training" as a coach for the Moose had something do with with Koltsov's decision.

Loved Smyl as a player for the Canucks; gave it all for the team his entire playing career. But as a coach? bleh (granted, even the great Gretzky didn't turn out to be a good coach - so he's got company there).

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