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03-05-2013, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Byrddog View Post
Smith has a better chance to be out of the league in two years than he has to be a top 6 guy here or anywhere in the league. I get it theres alot of people who like him. What I do not get is reading his scouting reports completly mirrors what has happened with his play and folks just want to expand his role. His minutes have been increased, stsrting in the last quarter of last year and this year. If we had a true first line that could carry the team on many of the nights it would allow time for Smith to develop on a second or 3rd line. This team does not have that and to think you can out hm in The 1st line role to develop is a recipe for even further disaster for him. I sid it before he may be better than I project him but he is nowhere near the caliber most here think he is.
And the scouting reports on Gaustad scream "top 6 guy?"

I can certainly get that you're not sold on the guy, but do you seriously not see his hard work, puck handling and chances he's generating? Am I just so enamored with Smith I'm the only one seeing it?

I'm not saying he's the second coming of anyone....but he, Wilson and Borque are the people I see making competent plays and taking shots that hit the net, even if they don't go in. And that's more than I can say for the rest of them.

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