Originally posted on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 11/16/11

GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 16: Goaltender Mike Smith #41 of the Tampa Bay Lightning during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on November 16, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. The Lightning defeated the Coyotes 4-1. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Actor Jack Palance once uttered the line: "Confidence is very sexy." Palance was anything but sexy. I checked with my wife and my mom on this, which makes you wonder where Im going with this thread. I wont string you along. Coyotes goalie Mike Smith is sexy on the local airwaves and media websites these days. Why? You could say Im playing with a lot of confidence, Smith said Wednesday in the midst of the Coyotes brutal five-game road trip in which Smith has allowed just two goals in two wins. Now youre thinking: Wow, what a weak thread, but consider how so-not-sexy Ilya Bryzgalov is in Philadelphia, which is where the Coyotes are right now as they prepare for a Thursday evening game against the Flyers. Now weve tied it all together. Bryzgalov has played better of late, allowing nine goals on his last 148 shots over five games for a .939 save percentage and a 1.80 goals against average. But a quick comparison of the two goalies season stats offers affirmation for general mana...
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