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06-28-2012, 11:23 PM
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No way. You don't mentally grow up in the offseason. He averaged a 2.7 in tampa and gets a 2.21 in Phoenix. He carried the team that is no better than Tampa the entire season. Im sorry but that has nothing to do with growing up.
Then you don't know Smitty and the growing up he had to do. Phoenix was lightyears better than us defensively too.

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06-29-2012, 12:21 AM
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Smith was garbage here. I HATED him. His play with the puck led to so many goals before his concussions. He was awful then and was awful after. He couldn't stop super easy shots during the Smellis time frame and only kinda became ok after his AHL stint. Not enough to keep him, tho. And he was exposed during the playoffs for playing the puck (which he cannot do effectively, ever) so to say letting him go was a mistake is to become absolutely ********. Good riddance to his terrible play.

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06-29-2012, 02:42 AM
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Smith is one of the best puck handling goalies in the NHL, and he was very good after his AHL stint. I actually wanted him back, but I'm happy to see him thrive with Phoenix. The talent has always been there.

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06-29-2012, 03:27 AM
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Smith is one of the best puck handling goalies in the NHL, and he was very good after his AHL stint. I actually wanted him back, but I'm happy to see him thrive with Phoenix. The talent has always been there.
Everyone forgets how many goals he cost us while handling the puck. He's average to subpar at handling the puck and was exposed during the playoffs at how bad he really is. SMITH WAS/IS AWFUL

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06-29-2012, 06:14 AM
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Everyone forgets how many goals he cost us while handling the puck. He's average to subpar at handling the puck and was exposed during the playoffs at how bad he really is. SMITH WAS/IS AWFUL
Just cause you don't like the guy doesn't mean you can make false statements. He IS one of the best puck handling goalies in the league. He may make a mistake or two but every player does.

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06-29-2012, 06:19 AM
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Everyone forgets how many goals he cost us while handling the puck. He's average to subpar at handling the puck and was exposed during the playoffs at how bad he really is. SMITH WAS/IS AWFUL
I don't get this. He wasn't great with us after the first concussion, but he was really quite good at handling the puck. Sometimes he'd flub it sure, but mostly not. Compared to some of the guys we've had that handle the damn thing likes it a live grenade.

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06-29-2012, 06:27 AM
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I don't get this. He wasn't great with us after the first concussion, but he was really quite good at handling the puck. Sometimes he'd flub it sure, but mostly not. Compared to some of the guys we've had that handle the damn thing likes it a live grenade.
In two seasons Roloson probably gave up more goals handling the puck than Smith in four years with us.

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07-09-2012, 03:19 PM
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The Tampa Bay Lightning had at least brief conversations with Hall of Famer Larry Robinson about an assistant coaching job, GM Steve Yzerman acknowledged, and Robinson said had he not felt comfortable when visiting San Jose, the Lightning was “an option.”

“But after looking at the organization here, I’m very comfortable with my the decision that we made,” Robinson, who has a house in the Tampa Bay area, said on a conference call after accepting an associate coach job with the Sharks.

“My house will be there in the future, but I like the decision that I made here. We had some talks but, of course, they have to do the due diligence and I had to do the same things, and that’s the way things work out sometimes.”
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I thought about it and, believe me, if I didn’t feel comfortable here (in San Jose) and my wife wasn’t comfortable it was an option,” Robinson said.

But San Jose also offered Robinson the chance to be near his daughter and grandchildren who live in Redondo Beach, Calif.

“I felt that this was the right move for me,” Robinson said. “It allows me to not only come here and work with some great people but also to work with an organization I think is going in the right direction, giving me another chance to win another Cup. Also, I felt it was important for me and my family to move a little closer to the grand kids and it allows my wife a little more freedom to do the things she loves to do and that’s to be around the kids.”

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07-11-2012, 08:11 AM
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Robinson would have been nice.

The addition of another coach with in-depth NHL experience looks to be key for the upcoming season.

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07-11-2012, 09:20 AM
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Robinson would have been nice.

The addition of another coach with in-depth NHL experience looks to be key for the upcoming season.
Hmm...guys with NHL coaching experience.

Andy Murray - coaching Div I
Pat Quinn
Rick Kehoe
One of the Sutter's
Bryan Trottier?
78 year-old John Muckler?
Don Cherry?

Jim Johnson was also hired by the Sharks to be an assistant coach. Matt Shaw will then not be retained.


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Hmm...guys with NHL coaching experience.

Andy Murray - coaching Div I
Pat Quinn
Mark Crawford (lol)
One of the Sutter's
78 year-old John Muckler?
Don Cherry?
Maybe Cherry could coach our Russian prospects.

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07-11-2012, 10:18 AM
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Seen on BP. THN hates us

http://www.thehockeynews.com/article...daily_20120711

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07-11-2012, 10:52 AM
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It's pretty much all Toronto media. Back in the OK Hockey days there would always be articles in the Toronto Star trashing the organization. Boylen defends Calgary's moves in the same article, enough said.

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07-11-2012, 10:56 AM
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As much as I dislike the tone and some things he said in that article, he is pretty spot on. Tampa has much to prove this season. I agree that our PP shouldnt have looked that bad last year. As much as I really like SY and Boucher, they need to win this year. Especially after the moves they made.

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07-11-2012, 11:19 AM
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As much as I dislike the tone and some things he said in that article, he is pretty spot on. Tampa has much to prove this season. I agree that our PP shouldnt have looked that bad last year. As much as I really like SY and Boucher, they need to win this year. Especially after the moves they made.
Of course not, SFY didn't put the team on cruise control for 5-10 years and let the #1 picks rack up, to be fired a year before the team wins the cup.

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07-11-2012, 11:26 AM
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I got faith in them. I personally think last season was a fluke. That team was obviously not even close to the same team as the ECF team.

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