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from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

• Next time John Tortorella is cashing one of those large New York Rangers’ cheques — rather than paying his share of fines — maybe he should take a moment to comprehend the reason the cheques are the size they are is because of talented “whiners” like Crosby.

• Weird, sometimes, how things work out. Steve Yzerman will spend the summer trying to upgrade his goaltending while the goalie he didn’t want in Tampa, Mike Smith, is lighting it up with the Phoenix Coyotes.

• The 2008 NHL Draft is quickly turning classic: Among the grads — Steven Stamkos, Alex Pietrangelo, Drew Doughty, Erik Karlsson, Jake Gardiner, Jordan Eberle and Tyler Myers.

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HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

The things baout Torts is ridiculous. No one is allowed to complain about Crosby and his whining now?  Gonna be pretty easy to be the best player in the world here soon when you can’t hit him, touch him or complain about him.  Soon they’ll be writing how goaltenders need to move out of the way for his shots.  They’re doing the NHL a disservice for every blocked shot of Cindy’s.  The hard-on for this guy is a little over the top.. tuck it back in there NHL/Toronto writers

And Mike Smith was requested specifically by the goaltending coach in Phoenix because of his body type and athleticism.  If was just a good fit and it helped Smith’s game TREMENDLOUSLY, not to mention playing in a more defensively disciplined system.  So it’s not really weird when you think about it.  Not to mention Smith got outplayed by an aging Roloson after the trade deadline last season and carried the team to the conference finals.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 04/08/12 at 11:31 AM ET

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