Butler, Smith, and Josi to play in World Championships
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05-19-2013, 05:55 PM
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
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I got to watch Smith play today, and I don't think it has anything to do with change of coaching that has lead to the spike. I think the extra space has made all the difference for him. I still dont think he is strong enough for the NHL, but when he is given extra space and not required to win those small physical battles he flourishes. He tries hard in the NHL to stay in space and create something, but that's not possible so he coughs up the puck.
I am still hopeful for his future if he gets stronger. I think we have seen the other areas of his game.
I agree, he's going to have to get stronger, but that's actually one thing that is easily remedied...
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