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Originally Posted by k1279 View Post
Uh, Matt Fraser leads the team in goals. Who has mentioned Smith? Gulutzan didn't mention him when asked specificially. Neither did Nieuwendyk when asked specifically. Maybe he'll come in and knock their socks off and make the team, but it appears they are looking for a specific type of player (size, grit, something else) and Smith doesn't fit the bill. A skilled, scorer might not be the hole they're looking to fill. If there was something in the top 6, it might be different.
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Originally Posted by k1279 View Post
Uh, Matt Fraser leads the team in goals. Who has mentioned Smith? Gulutzan didn't mention him when asked specificially. Neither did Nieuwendyk when asked specifically. Maybe he'll come in and knock their socks off and make the team, but it appears they are looking for a specific type of player (size, grit, something else) and Smith doesn't fit the bill. A skilled, scorer might not be the hole they're looking to fill. If there was something in the top 6, it might be different.
Hmmm ... how many goals does Fraser have? 11.

Well what do you know, how many goes does Smith have? 11!!!

Yep that fits ....

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You really think the guy tied for the team lead in goals isn't an option the team is considering?
No reason to argue philosophical disagreement over whether Smith can play in a Bottom 6 role, but will point out he already did that on Dallas' squad last year. He's also a full time member of the Texas PK so he's trusted in every role. He's far from a purely offensive, Top 6 only winger.

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