Thread: Post-Game Talk: Game 3 : DAL @ DET 3 Stars and Wrapup
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01-23-2013, 01:10 AM
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Originally Posted by RomersWorld View Post
To be fair, Smith again was a big reason the Wings' lost.

1st goal was completely his fault IMO by not knowing where he was and completely screening his own goalie. There wasn't even a Stars player near him. Howards makes the save if Smith is in the stands instead of on the ice.

He also had a bad pinch which lead to a 3 on 1 for the Stars against Quincey. If you remember, the Stars almost scored as it seemed to trickle past Howard through the paint but it was wide.

Also he had a brutal giveaway at his blueline...basically just passing it right to the Dallas Stars' defenseman...they get the puck in the offensive zone and it never leaves...2-0 Stars and that is the game. Sure, there was another turnover by the Wings but after Smith's bad turnover the puck never left the Detroit zone so you can partially blame that on him. If he would've just made the right pass or skated it further to throw it deep then it might have gone to overtime.

But so far from what I've seen...Smith has been bad. He was on the ice for 3 goals in the 1st game. He commits dumb penalties that lead to goals like in the 2nd game, while also being on the ice for a couple goals as well. Then tonight he is on the ice for a goal while screening his own goalie and turns the puck over which eventually leads to the game winning goal(although he was "fortunate" to make a bad change right after his turnover so he wasn't on the ice).
That hit was during the pre-season and unintentional.

You need to get over it.

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