Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 6/4/13
Photo Credit: Sarah Fuqua Craig Smith did not live up to the expectations that saw him receive a contract extension for the next two seasons. Something hasn’t been quite right since Groundhog Day in 2012 where he went on to score only 5 points in 22 games. Hopefully the sophomore slump is over and the Predators get the Craig Smith that was tearing it up in the IIHF World Championships for Team USA this summer. From Then to Now Craig Smith probably has the most potential on the Predators roster and the comparisons to Colin Wilson were plenty this year. A conditioning assignment in Milwaukee didn’t seem to bolster any of Smith’s numbers, though. In 2011-2012, Smith scored 14 goals and 36 points in 72 games. Whereas this season, Smith only amassed four goals and 12 points. In relation, Smith didn’t even reach a third of his output from the year before. Beyond the Stats Smith isn’t afraid to put shots on net, landing him second in shots on goal for all Predators forwards. Yet, with onl...
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