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CRAIG SMITH RUMORS & GOSSIP

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

Craig Smith sent to Milwaukee on a conditioning stint…

Nashville Predators forward Craig Smith is headed to the Milwaukee Admirals on a conditioning assignment. Smith has struggled with consistency this season. He has nine points in 30 games, was recently benched (and then scratched in the following game) after failing to clear the puck in the second period of Tuesday’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets and has a team worst minus...
Via Section 303
March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Is Craig Smith in Trotz’s doghouse?

Nashville Predators second-year forward Craig Smith’s young NHL career has been a roller coaster ride to say the least. He took the NHL stage by storm in the 2011-12 season,(More here)…
Via Smashville 24/7
January 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Predators sign Craig Smith as countdown to the lockout continues

With less than six hours remaining before the NHL owners are expected to lockout the players, the Nashville Predators announced that they have signed forward Craig Smith to a two year contract extension.This season will be the final year of Smith's entry level contract that will pay him $900,000 this year. Here is the full release from the Predators...NASHVILLE PREDATORS SIGN...
Via PredsOnTheGlass
September 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Craig Smith signs two-year extension with Predators

Craig Smith is next on the Predators’ list of contracts resolved pre-lockout:Nashville, Tenn. (September 15, 2012) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed forward Craig Smith to a two-year, $4 million contract that will pay him $2 million in both 2013-14 and 2014-15.Smith, 23 (9/5/89), tied for...
Via Section 303
September 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Craig Smith added to Team USA at World Championships

Craig Smith of the Nashville Predators has been added to the Team USA squad that is competing at the IIHF World Championships in Helsinki, Finland.Smith, who just completed his rookie season in Nashville, will be playing in his second consecutive World Championship tournament after making his debut as a collegian last year.Make the jump for the full release from USA Hockey...Smith...
Via PredsOnTheGlass
May 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Smith looks to move away from discussing rookie scoring race

There has been a lot of attention on Predators rookie Craig Smith. From features on ESPN.com to The Hockey News, everyone wants to talk about the 98th overall draft pick from 2009. Everyone, that is, except Smith himself. “Ive been asked this question a lot,” Smith answered when asked if he paid attention to the scoring race amongst rookies. Going into Saturday night’s contests...
Via Inside Smashville
November 21, 2011  |  Discuss

Barry Trotz Reacts to Craig Smith's Over the Net Roof Job (Videos)

Craig Smith made the ultimate rookie mistake trying to be "a little fancy" on an empty netter on Thursday night at Bridgestone Arena. Here's what happened...Trotz did not find it to be a laughing matter and indicated that he would learn from it and that it was something that "I'm sure he will not do ever again."The biggest faux pas in the incident could...
Via PredsOnTheGlass
November 18, 2011  |  Discuss

Trotz displeased with Smith’s botched empty-netter

With 1:20 remaining in the third period of Thursday’s game and the Predators leading 3-1, forward Craig Smith had a chance to salt away the victory with an empty-net goal. He indeed hit the net, but not the one he was aiming for.Despite the two-goal lead and the fact that Matt Halischuk eventually scored into the empty net, Predators head coach Barry Trotz was not pleased with...
Via Smashville 24/7
November 18, 2011  |  Discuss
DERP!

Predators center misses empty net

Predators forward Craig Smith embarrassingly missed a wide open empty net in the later stages of tonight's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Via Red Light District Hockey
November 17, 2011  |  Discuss
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