Originally posted on The 6th Sens  |  Last updated 4/13/13

OTTAWA, ON - JANUARY 19: Jarkko Ruutu #73; Chris Campoli #14; Matt Carkner #39; Zack Smith #47 of the Ottawa Senators argues with the Chicago Blackhawks, at Scotiabank Place on January 19, 2010 in Ottawa, Canada. The Ottawa Senators defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1. (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images)
When the Sens shocked the hockey world last season by making the playoffs in what was supposed to be a rebuilding year, Zack Smith was a big part of it. He improved tremendously on his 2010-11 season, scoring 17 more points, and solidified himself as a gritty 3rd line center with some offensive ability. His 2011-12 season gained him a ton of praise from the team and fans alike, and earned himself a $1.887 million extension, which kicks in next year. After going goal-less for the first 23 games of the season, and with just 4 goals total to date, Zack Smith has been on the receiving end of some criticism for his lack of production. One reason for his struggles is that the bounces aren’t going his way. Here are his numbers from 5-on-5:   Goals/60 Assists/60 Shots/60 On-Ice SH% Corsi% 11-12 0...
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Philip Rivers used silent count at home on Monday night

SEC commissioner responds to Arkansas coach’s flop during Saturday’s loss

Report: 49ers put Vernon Davis on the trade block

Wall to pay assistant coach $100 for every three-turnover game

Green fires back at critics, compares them to ‘bitter females’

The Islanders are wasting a roster spot on Eric Boulton


Ben Foster: PEDs I took to play Lance Armstrong 'definitely damaged' my body

Falcons ‘anticipate’ Julio Jones plays Thursday against Saints

Mets fan critically injured after fight with Dodgers fans

Belichick to Patriots: We’ll ‘win a lot of games’ playing like that

Report: Taylor could be out several weeks with MCL sprain

Richard Jefferson: Cavs 'are a little pissed off' after Finals

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Five most overrated teams in the Week 7 Coaches’ Poll

Can any of the NFL's remaining undefeated teams go 16-0?

QUIZ: Every team Steve Spurrier played for, coached

What's changed, what hasn't: NBA's Southwest Division

DeAndre Hopkins on pace to shatter single-season target record

(Mis)handling David Price

Five fantasy things we learned from every NFL Week 5 game

Steve Spurrier: An American original

How the Royals cheated death

Citi Field gave Chase Utley chilly reception

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker