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10-03-2013, 10:49 PM
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Originally Posted by 17Kurri View Post
Nobody has, or even is, questioning his will, just his abilities. They are not on par with the rest of the team now.

Love Smytty, has always been one of my favourites, but he's not doing the team any favours these days.
Smyth had a poor season last season, no doubt. He doesn't have the skills of our No. 1 overall picks, and he has lost a step since his heyday, but Smyth can still contribute in a lot of areas of the game. He's an experienced player, who creates traffic in front of net, gets a stick on any puck directed on net, and he works the boards nicely. Smyth is not a periphery player; he goes to the tough areas. You need those players and you need veteran players around to teach young players as well.

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