Confirmed with Link: Gemel Smith - Waived by Boston 12/18

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  1. Tbrady12

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    Not completely sure on this, but reading the waivers rule it looks like they get first shot at him since he was claimed from them and is now back on waivers. If Dallas claims him, they can then send him to the AHL directly or keep him up.
     
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    I get that, but he got into 3 games and played maybe what, 30 minutes? They take forever to evaluate guys, but came to this decision awful quick.

    I guess I just don't understand what they thought they were getting?

    Bergeron will be back soon, hopefully DeBrusk as well, so this guy wasn't going to play, just find it a little curious..
     
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    I get there’s an emotional aspect to it....

    But pay me 250k over 4 years then reward me with 750k for the year, I’ll do anything you ask. Hell, I’ll do the ice between periods for you too.

    I’m sure it sucks especially for younger kids like Smith but it was actually probably good for him to go through this from a personal standpoint. Better to learn “it’s a business” dinner rather than later
     
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    This was totally predictable given that Acciari is back playing again and doing OK, and Bergeron almost ready to come back. Smith turned out to be only marginally faster than Acciari and not as physical.
     
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    Cassidy basically said he's loyal to "his" guys, and Smith isn't a rod hockey forward so he's the odd man out of the 4th line.
     
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    When they picked up my 1st thought was...What?
    Now they have put him on waivers my 1st thought was.....What?

    Didn't get this move at all. We got way to many of this kind of player.
     
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    Yeah got to agree,really never got what they thought he was going to bring,I could have seen them gambling on a guy who had maybe been a goal scorer at one time who has struggled,but they picked up to hope maybe they got it back,or even a big physical type player but Smith was neither.
     
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    Worth taking a flyer on him, I guess. Didn't cost anything other than money. If he showed up, played well and scored some goals, he'd probably still be here.

    He didn't...so he's out.
     
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    Meh, I wish they gave him more of a look, but I'm not surprised. Butch has a tent pitched for Acciari.
     
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    As short as his time was here, I think he did his job well. The Bruins going outside of the organization for 4th line help certainly woke up guys like Acciari, Kuraly, Wagner, Cave, and Nordstrom.
     
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    It may have, but should they have needed a wake up call?
     
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    Accari is like Randy Burridge. Except Stumpy skated a bit better. And Burridge could score, scored like 20+ goals plus five or six times. I take it all back...
     
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    .Burridge was way better then him.Still remember them beautuful plays to set up Kasper at Montreal forum and finally beat them habs.Randy had 460 points in like just over 700 games
     
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    "Stumpy"

    Also had a 30 goal season in there.
     
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    It's like Mark Mowers all over again
     
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    Nailed it
     
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    well that was quick. Living now on the West coast, seem to be getting alot of Duck games, no reason I don`t think they`d move him but they have a guy named Sherwood who I really like who seems to be on their 4th line and on a few occasions, he took faceoffs and was on the wing, not a big guy but plays with loads of energy and speed, has some hands but none that are to be mistaken as a top 6 guy`s hands.
     
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    Fourth line has looked a lot better since Acciari went in and probably had their 3 best games.
     
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    Cassidy is loyal to his guys/vets

    and also who are true to his system

    If you are not willing to go into the corner/dirty areas and prepare to win some battles and lose some teeth in the process.... you are not getting much playing time

    I don't think there is one player on the team without a few missing teeth. Except Marchand, Bergeron, Chara.....
     
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    Acciari prob told those two....who the hell is this new kid on the block??

    help me back in guys.... and they have played a punishing sandpaper game , since

    Smith would have stood a better shot playing on the other two lines but no spots open/punish Acciari a few games
     
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    Smith is plenty “gritty” enough for the Bruins, and skilled.
     
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    Maybe he'll go unclaimed
     
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    Cost was nothing so why not.
     
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    That's because he was awful.
     

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