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10-03-2013, 11:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Master Lok View Post
I guess I'm disagreeing. On the play where Arcobello had the opportunity to score in the last minutes of the game, it was Smyth who was able to find him in front of the net and got the puck to him. On the goal by Hemsky, it was Smyth who drove Byfuglien into the goalie and then got out of the way when Hemsky shot.
And apart from those 2 situations he broke up the offensive flow of his line almost every other time.

Originally Posted by Master Lok View Post
The problem I have with this - is that against Winnipeg Smyth wasn't even the worse player on his line. IMO, Hall had a worse performance than Smyth - two costly turnovers leading directly to goals. Those weren't on Smyth - but Hall. And yet, everyone's blaming Smyth...? Where's the criticism on Hall?
I have criticized Hall for that game. He played poorly. But he's also our best player and we know what he can do. Smyth hasn't looked like a top 9 NHL player since Dec 2011. Hall will bounce back and play like Hall again. Smyth has given everything he has to give.

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