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Calgary Showing Interest In Goaltender Mike Smith

Makes sense, Calgary needs goaltending.

 

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Certainly not a sky-high price for a potential starting goalie, still i’m not sure what’s so special about Mike Smith, who is is capable of big games, but has been rather inconsistent
and prone to injury.

He can’t have been more than their third choice after Fleury and Bishop.

Posted by Lefty30 on 06/17/17 at 02:15 PM ET

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GLENDALE, ARIZONA - Arizona Coyotes General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have acquired defenseman Brandon Hickey, goaltender Chad Johnson and a conditional third-round draft choice in exchange for goaltender Mike Smith.

“On behalf of the entire organization, I’d like to thank Mike for everything he’s done for our franchise on and off the ice the past six seasons,” said Chayka. “He’s the consummate professional and we wish him all the best in the future.”

The 21-year-old Hickey recorded 4-11-15 in 35 games as a junior with Boston University in 2016-17. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound native of Leduc, Alta., has totaled 15-25-40 in 112 career games with BU. Hickey, who was named team captain for the 2017-18 season, was originally drafted by the Flames in the third round (64th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

The 31-year-old Johnson posted an 18-15-1 record with a 2.59 goals against average (GAA) and a .910 save percentage (SV%) with the Flames in 2016-17. The 6-foot-3, 196-pound native of Saskatoon, Sask., appeared in four games with the Coyotes in 2012-13, posting a 2-0-2 record with a 1.21 GAA and a .954 SV%. Johnson was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the fifth round (125th overall) in the 2006 NHL Draft.

Smith totaled a 128-132-41 record with a 2.69 GAA and a .916 SV% in 312 career games with the Coyotes over six seasons.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/17/17 at 02:46 PM ET

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Certainly not a sky-high price for a potential starting goalie, still i’m not sure what’s so special about Mike Smith, who is is capable of big games, but has been rather inconsistent
and prone to injury.

He can’t have been more than their third choice after Fleury and Bishop.

Posted by Lefty30 on 06/17/17 at 02:15 PM ET

Having Smith as your goalie should give you an extra PP chance a game with all the diving he does in the crease whenever anyone’s within 5 feet of him.  The refs are bound to fall for it at least once.  cheese

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 06/17/17 at 02:50 PM ET

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I’m not really a fan of this trade. Smith isn’t a legitimate starter in my mind, but after Bishop got taken off the market and Fleury likely to be in Vegas there aren’t too many options left.

Posted by Iggy_Rules from Calgary, Canada on 06/17/17 at 05:29 PM ET

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