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Thank You Givani Smith

12/20/2022 at 9:57am EST

rwbill

That’s a nice gesture by the organ-I-zation. Maybe he’ll catch on somewhere else, it is time for the Wings to try someone different.  I never really got a feeling for how he would contribute significantly to the club.  Good luck.

Lefty30

I really wanted this to work out as this organization still has so little toughness. But when Givani ended the season early with lingering concussion symptoms after a not very good showing against a legit but mediocre fighter in McEwen, maybe the writing was sort of on the wall. Never got the sense Lalonde seriously considered Smith among the top thirteen or so forwards. 

Was just checking Givani’s basic numbers with the Griffins this year the night before he was traded and those numbers  practically screamed “change of scenery”. When I saw Anaheim I thought: well, Verbeek knows him and they could use some toughness. But same with Florida, his actual destination. 

Enjoy the rays and good luck being at least a part-time NHLer in another organization. I’m still convinced SY and Briesbois worked a little deal to give Givani and Gemel a chance to play one game together before Gemel went back on waivers and TB claimed him back for veteran depth. Maybe they’ll see each other as opponents for the odd game Florida vs Tampa. 

Now how about some some toughness for the Wings? 

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