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10-23-2014, 11:10 PM
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Reilly Smith

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10-23-2014, 11:16 PM
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Hasn't looked like a top RWer for a long time. 2nd half of last season he scored like 3 or 4 goals. He's a 2nd/3rd line tweener.
Flash in the pan. A Jimmy Garoppolo.


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10-24-2014, 01:28 AM
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he has really soft hands and is very good at finding lanes through crowds when he needs to put a shot through. he is not that strong on the puck and doesn't protect it very well. he skates well with the puck however (he stays upright and maintains vision). he doesn't weigh enough and isn't strong enough to fight 1-1 to drive the net. he is never going to drive the net well.

he is going to quietly score 20 goals in a bunch of seasons.

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10-24-2014, 01:34 AM
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Hasn't looked like a top RWer for a long time. 2nd half of last season he scored like 3 or 4 goals. He's a 2nd/3rd line tweener.
Flash in the pan. A Jimmy Garoppolo.
He's never looked like a top line winger, nor was expected to be.

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10-24-2014, 09:27 AM
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Clode isn't happy with him.

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10-24-2014, 09:45 AM
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Not fair to single out Smith. You have to put Marchand and Bergy in there too. All three are playing sub-par right now and it's hurting the team. Once that line stop ending games in the "-" and get back to their usual "+" or even, this will go a long way getting back these W's in bunch. Especially with the Krejci+Yeti lines doing well right now.

As for Smith, he can give much more. And if he puts that open net PP shot in the goal instead of crossbar in the 1st, this is a different game and maybe Chara doesn't injure himself with the butterfly effect.

Besides being able to sign him for cheap next off-season, there is no good thing about Smith play right now. Just like his whole line...

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10-24-2014, 09:52 AM
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I've never thought he looked bad, even late last year. Always seems to carry his weight but looks like a very streaky scorer. That entire line is clearly laboring right now with what is probably a Bergeron injury though. Crazy how big of an impact he can have.

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10-24-2014, 09:54 AM
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Not fair to single out Smith. You have to put Marchand and Bergy in there too. All three are playing sub-par right now and it's hurting the team. Once that line stop ending games in the "-" and get back to their usual "+" or even, this will go a long way getting back these W's in bunch. Especially with the Krejci+Yeti lines doing well right now.

As for Smith, he can give much more. And if he puts that open net PP shot in the goal instead of crossbar in the 1st, this is a different game and maybe Chara doesn't injure himself with the butterfly effect.

Besides being able to sign him for cheap next off-season, there is no good thing about Smith play right now. Just like his whole line...
Clode pretty much said the line is meh, but Smith is "falling behind" or something to that effect. I couldn't agree more.

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10-24-2014, 09:55 AM
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Smith is doing fine...Should have scored again but Chad Johnson robbed him cold.

He'd be elite if he had a real finisher on his other wing right now IMO...

Marchand is the missing guy here.

Then again Smith isn't a fathead guy around here so I guess the fact his late camp arrival with ne ignored?

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10-24-2014, 10:04 AM
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Hasn't looked like a top RWer for a long time. 2nd half of last season he scored like 3 or 4 goals. He's a 2nd/3rd line tweener.
Flash in the pan. A Jimmy Garoppolo.


Ummm...sure, because scoring 20 in your first full season is totally comparable to the snaps Garoppolo has gotten so far.

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10-24-2014, 10:36 AM
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he has really soft hands and is very good at finding lanes through crowds when he needs to put a shot through. he is not that strong on the puck and doesn't protect it very well. he skates well with the puck however (he stays upright and maintains vision). he doesn't weigh enough and isn't strong enough to fight 1-1 to drive the net. he is never going to drive the net well.

he is going to quietly score 20 goals in a bunch of seasons.
he drove the net like a mother****er on that preseason goal against the Isles. If he played every shift with that kind of desire he could score 40.

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10-24-2014, 10:39 AM
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Smith is doing fine...Should have scored again but Chad Johnson robbed him cold.

He'd be elite if he had a real finisher on his other wing right now IMO...

Marchand is the missing guy here.

Then again Smith isn't a fathead guy around here so I guess the fact his late camp arrival with ne ignored?
not like you to make excuses for guys. You've even called out Bergeron when others wouldn't touch him. I love Smith when he's on, but lately he has been really ineffective. needs to be much better. I mean he's being outplayed by Griffith right now.

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not like you to make excuses for guys. You've even called out Bergeron when others wouldn't touch him. I love Smith when he's on, but lately he has been really ineffective. needs to be much better. I mean he's being outplayed by Griffith right now.
He's on his SIM protecting his assets

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not like you to make excuses for guys. You've even called out Bergeron when others wouldn't touch him. I love Smith when he's on, but lately he has been really ineffective. needs to be much better. I mean he's being outplayed by Griffith right now.
Uh, I know... but I have his #18 jersey tee on right now and this talk upsets me..

I really want to see him with Looch and DK..

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10-24-2014, 10:49 AM
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He's on his SIM protecting his assets
Hahhahahahhahahahahahahha

I am pondering calling up Griffith.... my team is 1-3 out of the gate, but the SIM hates him !

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10-24-2014, 10:50 AM
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he drove the net like a mother****er on that preseason goal against the Isles. If he played every shift with that kind of desire he could score 40.
Yeah that's a good point... I have been disappointed with his "drive".. I thought he turned it up a notch in the play-offs and got way more dirty, but this year he's been beyond perimeter.

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10-24-2014, 11:14 AM
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He needs to start shooting more. He fell into this type of play early last season where he wasn't taking any shots. Once he started to shoot he started to score. He's got a very nice shot that is quite accurate - he just needs to use it.

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10-24-2014, 11:20 AM
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He needs to start shooting more. He fell into this type of play early last season where he wasn't taking any shots. Once he started to shoot he started to score. He's got a very nice shot that is quite accurate - he just needs to use it.
agreed. i actually think hes been solid.. a lot of those lines rushes have been blown up by marshy trying to deke through three guys .. or pucks blowing up on all three of their sticks.. they will heat up and be a dominant line once again..

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One thing i like about Smith is that even when he isn't playing well, when he appears lethargic or ineffective, he still manages to largely avoid major mistakes. It speaks to the kid's hockey sense and intelligence that even during a scoring drought (like the latter part of last season) when he's not living up to his potential, he's typically a lot more "meh" or just plain invisible than he is "glaring liability" relative to the rest of the team.

Obviously he's human, a 2nd year player no less, and he is going to make errors on occasion. I just get the perception that no matter how poorly he is playing, he finds a way to avoid the more costly, glaring mistakes that even the most casual of fans might notice.

Given that "player A" is playing poorly, it's always better for that player to be relatively invisible than to be very visible/noticeable... in a BAD way. In a perfect world, Smitty would play like he is capable of every period of every game; but alas this is not a perfect world.

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Smith is doing fine...Should have scored again but Chad Johnson robbed him cold.

He'd be elite if he had a real finisher on his other wing right now IMO...

Marchand is the missing guy here.

Then again Smith isn't a fathead guy around here so I guess the fact his late camp arrival with ne ignored?
Elite???

With Bobby Hull in his prime I don't think anyone would be calling Smith elite.

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That whole line looks off.
Something isn't right with Bergeron and I think it starts there.

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he has really soft hands and is very good at finding lanes through crowds when he needs to put a shot through. he is not that strong on the puck and doesn't protect it very well. he skates well with the puck however (he stays upright and maintains vision). he doesn't weigh enough and isn't strong enough to fight 1-1 to drive the net. he is never going to drive the net well.

he is going to quietly score 20 goals in a bunch of seasons.
Has a lot to do with having to play on his off-wing.

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10-29-2014, 12:17 PM
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Smith was sippin Merlot at practice today.

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Smith was sippin Merlot at practice today.
He should be in AHL, last year was a fluke

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10-29-2014, 12:56 PM
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That whole line looks off.
Something isn't right with Bergeron and I think it starts there.
Yeah I'm with ya. His faceoff numbers have been phenomenal, but something is off. I'm just speculating, but maybe injured his neck/head against Detroit (the game when he went to the quiet room).

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