CRAIG SMITH RUMORS & GOSSIP

WATCH: Craig Smith blocks his own shot from a wide open net

This one, as they say in the business, has to be seen to be believed. But I’ve seen it, and I still don’t believe it. Craig Smith was getting ready to send the Canadiens home in overtime as he received a great pass in the goal mouth, and all that was standing between him and a Predators victory was a wide open net. Then, disaster struck: He shot the puck towards the net,...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Frank Vatrano Breaks Up Predators Break With Big Hit On Craig Smith (Video)

The first step to making it in the NHL is gaining the respect of your teammates. While Frank Vatrano has shown a scorer’s touch early in his career, it’s the things he does away from the puck that keep him around. The Boston Bruins winger broke up a developing Nashville Predators play in the first period Monday with a big hit on Craig Smith, highlighted in the Amica Coverage...
Via NESN.com
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators re-sign Craig Smith to 5 year deal

The Nashville Predators have locked up yet another key piece for the upcoming season by re-signing Craig Smith to a 5 year, $21.25 million contract. The deal came as both sides were preparing for arbitration. Craig Smith Last season, Smith finished second in scoring on the team with 23 goals while also adding 21 assists, good for 44 points (fifth most on the team). His strong play...
Via isportsweb.com
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Predators sign forward Craig Smith to five-year deal

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Nashville Predators have avoided arbitration with Craig Smith by signing the forward to a $21.25 million, five-year contract. General manager David Poile announced the deal with the restricted free agent on Monday. "Craig Smith is an integral part of our team's young core and we are pleased to have agreed on a long-term contract that both parties are comfortable...
Via Associated Press
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Smith, Predators agree to 5-year, $21.25 million extension

The Nashville Predators took a big step toward solidifying their offense by signing center Craig Smith to a five-year, $21.25 million contract on Monday.The sides came to an agreement after a salary arbitration hearing on Monday, as first reported by Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. Smith will receive $3.75 million in the first year of the contract before picking up an additional ...
Via FOX Sports
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Looking Back and Moving Forward: #15 Craig Smith

A prototypical top six forward who continues to be a model of consistency. With so many new storylines coming out of the bounce back year for the team, one remained the same. Craig Smith puts the puck in the net on a regular basis.   An outstanding freshman year in 2011-2012 did see a regression the following season, but the last two have been excellent. Smith notched 24 goals in...
Via The Predatorial
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Preds' Smith excelling after offseason refocus

NASHVILLE -- On a wall in the media room in the bowels of Bridgestone Arena hangs a photo of Nashville Predators forward Craig Smith from his rookie year. Helmetless in the 1970s style, Smith sports a devilish smile, his hair flaring outwards, as he stick-handles around a cone. In the background, the Boston Bruins' Zdeno Chara wears his ever-dour expression and an official, bent...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Smith tallies 2 goals in Preds' road loss to Bolts

Center Craig Smith (two goals vs. Tampa Bay) and the Predators are mired in sixth place of the Western Conference's Central Division.
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Smith nets two goals in Predators win over Leafs

TORONTO -- Craig Smith netted two goals, and rookie defenseman Seth Jones and Matt Cullen also scored to give the Nashville Predators a 4-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night. Toronto goalie Jonathan Bernier, who shut out the Predators last month and has dominated them during his NHL career, made 24 saves. Nashville rookie Marek Mazanec stopped 24 shots for the...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Smith scores 2 goals for Predators in win over Maple Leafs

Craig Smith netted two goals, and rookie defenseman Seth Jones and Matt Cullen also scored to give the Nashville Predators a 4-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night. Toronto goalie Jonathan Bernier, who shut out the Predators last month and has dominated them during his NHL career, made 24 saves. Nashville rookie Marek Mazanec stopped 24 shots for the victory...
Via Associated Press
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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