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01-21-2013, 09:02 AM
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It was only a matter of time before Smith got demoted or benched. He was throwing too many pucks to the middle of the ice. Use the boards. Protect the puck. Don't throw it wildly to the middle of the ice just outside your blueline. Smith is a tough and smart kid. He'll fix the issue and move forward. I have a funny feeling Smith and Wilson will be on Legwand's wings once Bourque is back.ou

I am curious though, Gaustad instead of Spaling on the third line? He wins faceoffs and is tall. What else is he bringing that Spaling doesn't? Spaling was a solid number 3 for us last year and really connected well with Hornqvist and Bourque in the playoffs. Don't know why Trotz didn't put Hali on the wing with those two as the third line until Bourque is back in the lineup. Oh well.

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