What do we do with Craig Smith?
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04-23-2013, 02:38 AM
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Yikes. Tough crowd.
Just going to do a little comparison here between two Badgers less than a year in age apart from each other and how their college numbers look.
Player 1: 82 games, 27 goals, 49 assists
Player 2: 81 games, 21 goals, 66 assists
I'll let you guys figure out who those players are.
Danny Heatley? No, way better numbers.
Darren Haydar? 76 points in 40 games as a senior (Smith's 2nd year was his effective senior year).
His numbers are decent for a senior, but far from tearing up league like true college/NHL scorers have done as freshman (Heatley, St Louis, Kariya, etc). And there have been many who put up great numbers in college (i.e. Haydar) which haven't amounted to anything in the NHL.
I personally don't care if he's the next Peverly (which I think he could be). Peverly has one season over 20 goals, and he was getting a lot of prime-time icetime. Not a good top 6 player on a contending team.
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