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General Manager Don Maloney made the steal of the off-season when he acquired a backup goaltender named Mike Smith. Seems all “Smitty” needed was the chance to prove he could be a starting goaltender. He took it and ran with it, and he’s the key reason the Coyotes are leading their division and making a strong bid for a third consecutive playoff spot.

-Jim Gintonio of the Arizona Republic.

Mike Smith did an enjoyable interview with the folks from Hockey Central on Sportsnet 590 today.

You can watch it below…

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Didn’t Smith have this starting goalie opportunity in Tampa Bay?

Posted by Chris from Ottawa on 02/29/12 at 06:01 PM ET

Luongo-is-my-hero's avatar

have u seen tampabay? the cancer cesspool that it is.  Sure he was given a chance there, but their team mentality and coaching is lackluster compared to what tippet has done in phoenix with minimal talent

Posted by Luongo-is-my-hero on 02/29/12 at 07:51 PM ET


Breezy was a Vezina finalist in Phoenix, maybe Smith will be headed to Broad Street in a few…

Posted by Garth on 02/29/12 at 08:20 PM ET

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