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

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  1. Dennis Bonvie

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    At what?
     
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    The same things as Kuraly and Noel.
     
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    I don’t understand all the angst about a guy they picked up off of ****ing waivers.

    Am I missing something?
     
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    then down to Prov
     
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    Because its either him or Acciari

    Acciari has no goals but has hit 10 goal posts!
     
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    Who cares?

    Smith showed me nothing special in his cameo appearance here. Acciari at least hits people when he’s on his game.
     
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    what do you expect from a guy new to the team?

    Smith also was playing out of position (4th line)

    Does he look like a 4th player? Especially the kind Cassidy puts out on the ice (sandpaper)

    Would of liked to see him play on the 3rd line a few games

    anyways like you stated not a big deal... if he gets sent down and puts up some points/plays well, can call him up later
     
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    Where is all the angst?
     
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    Was hoping the kid would show something in the way of intensity. I hope he clears and gets another chance at some point.

    Look like a good kid.
     
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    Ha, the more I read this the more I got upset until the last sentence :)
     
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    45-50 responses, many bemoaning that he was waived instead of Acciari.
     
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    Played out of position?

    He was a part time AHL player/part time 4th line player for Dallas before he was waived by them.

    He wasn’t out of position.
     
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    Your post made no reference to Accari. You actually specifically said you couldn't understand what all the angst about a guy they picked up of off ****ing waivers.
    I didn't see any angst hence I asked what you were referring to. Even if someone is wondering why Accari wasn't sent down instead, that doesn't really qualify for angst, does it?
     
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    Don’t worry, you’re not missing much.
     
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    welll that was short lived worth a claim to see if he could work out
     
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    Smith seemed like a Jag to me. Maybe sometime in Providence will help his game and get acclimated to the system. This also tells me Bergeron is in his way back
     
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    The Bruins claimed him for a reason. He is still new to the team and the system. Smith is a veteran. He goes down Rt 95 to get aquainted and if the Bruins see what they wanted to see when they claimed him, he is a solid energy option. It’s as simple as that.
     
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    I really liked his speed and thought he might do well here. Not given enough time to really see what he could do. Sad to see him go so soon, unless he clears of course.
     
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    Thought I'd see more.

    He had size and speed but didnt engage anyone on the forecheck.

    He actually reminded me of Recchi, maybe more because of the number, but he didn't have any aggressiveness in his game.

    Was worth the shot
     
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    Not the answer they were looking for. Cost them nothing to give it the old college try.

    If he’s claimed, good for him. Hopefully he goes back to Dallas where he seems to be really liked. If not, he makes Providence better in the interim and can be a servicible 3rd-4th line callup if needed.
     
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    When your management team does little to improve your roster, you split hairs over the Gemel Smiths of the world.
     
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    I too would wish the bruins would do more but I think Smith served a purpose. As the likes of Acciari,Kuraly and Wagner seemed to play with a little more desperation once Smith was brought in.

    Acciari gets a lot of flack but I feel Kuraly has taken a step back, he still has the hustle and speed but his on ice vision and his shot selection and the authority of it, has been absolutely terrible.
     
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    Guessing the management team is looking at a roster that has been absolutely decimated by injuries and they want to try to see what the team looks like relatively healthy before making a move that would cost them significant assets?

    Not sexy, but prudent.

    I would look to STL, CHI, possibly NJ or PHI to add a Top 6 wing or 3rd line C.
     
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    Yep. I’ve been among Sweeney’s biggest critics, but I don’t blame them for taking a wait and see approach with this club.

    If they’re not contenders this season, I want them to sell, but I’d settle for standing pat and not investing future picks on this season.

    Doesn’t hurt to throw crap against the wall and see if any of it sticks in the meantime.
     
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    plus it just seems like Bruins fans are just commenting on the transactional news of the day?
     

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