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Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Wyatt Smith Put on Waivers

TSN is reporting that Wyatt Smith has been placed on waivers today. The reason for Richardson being demoted and recalled within couple days is now clear. They meant to put Smith on waivers but someone clicked on the wrong player name. It happens. By the time FG noticed the error, Richo was already on a plane to Cleveland so he figured he'd give him some time there to work on his game while resubmitting the waiver form for Wyatt Smith.

But seriously, this is likely what should have happened in the first place. Not that Wyatt Smith was a terrible fourth-liner by any means but Laperriere is coming back soon and I'd rather see McCormick and Guite stay in as the grinders than Wyatt Smith.

Smith's PK time dwindled over the last couple games as Guite/Richardson/Stastny/Hejduk carried the load and his overall ice-time started going downhill as well. He had a game low 6:34 against the Sharks last night which made me go "Hmm..." but I didn't want to jump the gun and claim shenanigans.

If no team claims him, he'll be off to Lake Erie which is where I expected him to start the year. Who knew Richardson would get injured and then toyed with like a yo-yo before making the roster full time?

And on a side note, the term "Wyatt Smith" is the most common player name popping up in the keyword stats for this site. Bizarre.


Jibblescribbits said...

They meant to put Smith on waivers but someone clicked on the wrong player name. It happens.

IS that why you put a picture of Ryan Smyth up instead of Wyatt?

Shane Giroux said...

You betcha. It made me laugh and hopefully other caught on :)

Mike at MHH said...

I caught it, but I just figured you were drunk.

Or high.

Or lazy.

Or drunk.

Shane Giroux said...

A little from column A and a little from column B ;)

Oh, and if you say "Ryan Smyth" enough times, it starts to sound like "Wyatt Smith"

Fun for the whole family!

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