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Brendan Smith On Being A Healthy Scratch The Last Two Games

from Justin Tasch of the New York Daily News,

There was only so much Brendan Smith was willing to say about being scratched the last two games. Smith, on the first year of a four-year, $17.4 million contract, admitted he was surprised and “frustrated” because every player would rather play than not. But then came the question of whether his removal from the lineup just three games into the season was warranted.

“Warranted? I don’t know how to answer that,” said Smith, who will return to the lineup Friday in Columbus after he played an awful opening period in Toronto last Saturday. “You know what I think? I think that I should’ve played better in the first period — should’ves a tough word. I could’ve played better, and I think the team would’ve liked to have played better because it would’ve put us in a better position. I think everything that you do, there’s pros and cons, there’s consequences to everything. A lot of times you can get knocked off the horse. You’ve just got to get back on.”


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ilovehomers's avatar

For all the crap said about Blashill supposedly not having conversations with players after benching, this looks eerily similar.

In any case, he’s your problem now, NY.

Regards, Ken Holland.

Posted by ilovehomers on 10/12/17 at 03:58 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

It’s hilarious. He’s been over valued at basically every different stage of his career.
After being drafted. After playing in the minors. After a few preseason games. After his rookie season. After he got traded.

Posted by TreKronor on 10/12/17 at 04:13 PM ET


“Warranted? I don’t know how to answer that,” said Smith

He means that literally.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 10/12/17 at 04:41 PM ET

calquake's avatar

And we ended up getting two draft picks for this guy. LOL

Posted by calquake from Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst on 10/12/17 at 08:47 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

Smitty has the skills, but is enable to engage mentality it seems.  smile

Posted by bigfrog on 10/12/17 at 09:02 PM ET

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