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Defenseman Brendan Smith, 32, left the New York Rangers over the offseason and signed a one-year deal with the Carolina Hurricanes.

 

On Friday, Smith was a guest on SiriusXM NHL Network Radio’s Hockey Today and was asked about the Tom Wilson incident from last May.

 

Wilson’s antics led to a line brawl between the two teams which saw the Capitals enforcer punch Pavel Buchnevich from behind and ragdoll superstar Artemi Panarin to the ice after the All-Star jumped in to defend his teammate. The fireworks led to a bizarre, overly aggressive press release from the Rangers, which saw the team call Wilson’s actions a “horrifying act of violence.” A second line-brawl occurred during the teams’ rematch two nights later where Smith eventually fought Wilson. Weeks later, the Rangers cleaned house, firing virtually everyone in the front office and its coaching staff. New Rangers GM Chris Drury then signed three enforcers over the offseason, including Ryan Reaves. Barclay Goodrow predicted the two teams’ Opening Night game should be “interesting.”

 

What seems like a vast overreaction is not according to Smith, who explained there are things yet to be revealed that will make the Rangers the protagonists in this story.

 

“It was quite an interesting 48 hours or whatever it was,” Smith said. “I was definitely a little nervous. Tom’s one of the toughest guys in the league. He’s a heavyweight so that’s an interesting task for myself as I wouldn’t consider myself a heavyweight by any means. You just have to answer the bell.

 

“To be honest, once my career is over, there’ll be more info that will come to fruition about the whole incident,” Smith added. “All I can say at the moment is that I personally wish the league handled it a little bit differently. I think that we had to take care of our superstars 100 percent and then it wouldn’t have hit the fan like it did.”

 

While the two teams’ violence might seem ridiculous to some, Smith said that the heart shown in all the fights is what he cherishes most about the sport.

 

“The one thing that I love about hockey is that guys stand up for each other,” Smith said. “I was so impressed and it gave me chills to see what the players on the Rangers did. It speak volumes, not just for the New York Rangers, but the league itself. I also have to attest for a lot of the Washington players. It should not have been their fight or their battle, but that’s why I love the game so much.”

 

But those additional details about Wilson and the fight. Smith was not spilling.

 

“Like I said, in 15 years when my career is over, there will be more things that will come up,” Smith said. “As of right now, we try to keep it a little bit closer to home and I’ll say how impressed I was about how everything was handled.”

 

 

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1 hour ago, Alflives said:

The Rags went out and got Reeves.  Thing is Reeves can’t play.  His team is pretty much short handed when he’s on the ice, especially if he’s going to match up with Wilson.  Matching up with Wilson means Reaves needs to play top line.  Elite super skilled guys play those minutes.  Wilson can play with those guys.  Reeves can’t even hold his own playing limited bottom line minutes.  Wilson will just ignore Reeves.  Reeves will take penalties, and OV will score.  Caps will laugh at the Rags.  

Toughness has to come from the core players.  

Reaves might be able to make a fool and a wife out of Antoine Roussel, but Tom Wilson is a whole different animal.  As you said, Wilson is a legit top 6 player.  Reaves won’t be able to keep up with those guys.

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Why would Reeves have to go after Wilson make everyone he on the ice with game a nightmare. If this about sending a message then make Wilson watch his teammates suffer for what he did. Wilson crossed the unwritten rule now his team will pay the cost, the Rangers will gladly lose a few game to the Capitals to punish them physically. 

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On 8/14/2021 at 10:03 AM, gurn said:

I'm wondering if this fellow has already taken a few too many hits to his head.

As others have pointed out, his career expectancy is not another 15 years and these two sentences actually came in the same story.

"“All I can say at the moment is that I personally wish the league handled it a little bit differently."

 Then

"and I’ll say how impressed I was about how everything was handled.”

 

Make up your mind, if you still can.

How could you guys read that as, him suggesting he would still be playing hockey. I see it as in 15 years, more will come out, and he will be long gone from the game.

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8 minutes ago, vancan2233 said:

How would you guys read that as him suggesting he will still be playing hockey. I see it as in 15 years more will come out and he will be long gone from the game.

"“Like I said, in 15 years when my career is over, there will be more things that will come up,” 

 

I don't know about the other guys, but for me the part where he says "in 15 years when my career is over, " is the where I got the idea that he thinks his career will last another 15 years.

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32 minutes ago, gurn said:

I'm wondering if this fellow has already taken a few too many hits to his head.

As others have pointed out, his career expectancy is not another 15 years and these two sentences actually came in the same story.

"“All I can say at the moment is that I personally wish the league handled it a little bit differently."

 Then

"and I’ll say how impressed I was about how everything was handled.”

 

Make up your mind, if you still can.

One quote refers to how the league handles the incident and the other refers to how the Rangers handles the incident.

 

Reaves will fight wilson if wilson agrees otherwise he will target the capitols stars like wilson did. The league will punish the rangers and reaves, but it will still be on them for their handling of the original incident.

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On 8/14/2021 at 10:34 AM, gurn said:

"“Like I said, in 15 years when my career is over, there will be more things that will come up,” 

 

I don't know about the other guys, but for me the part where he says "in 15 years when my career is over, " is the where I got the idea that he thinks his career will last another 15 years.

The subject in that sentence is " more things" which the 15 years refers to.  The career over, only reflex that he would not be playing hockey some time during those 15 years. 

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2 hours ago, Drive-By Body Pierce said:

Defenseman Brendan Smith, 32, left the New York Rangers over the offseason and signed a one-year deal with the Carolina Hurricanes.

 

On Friday, Smith was a guest on SiriusXM NHL Network Radio’s Hockey Today and was asked about the Tom Wilson incident from last May.

 

Wilson’s antics led to a line brawl between the two teams which saw the Capitals enforcer punch Pavel Buchnevich from behind and ragdoll superstar Artemi Panarin to the ice after the All-Star jumped in to defend his teammate. The fireworks led to a bizarre, overly aggressive press release from the Rangers, which saw the team call Wilson’s actions a “horrifying act of violence.” A second line-brawl occurred during the teams’ rematch two nights later where Smith eventually fought Wilson. Weeks later, the Rangers cleaned house, firing virtually everyone in the front office and its coaching staff. New Rangers GM Chris Drury then signed three enforcers over the offseason, including Ryan Reaves. Barclay Goodrow predicted the two teams’ Opening Night game should be “interesting.”

 

What seems like a vast overreaction is not according to Smith, who explained there are things yet to be revealed that will make the Rangers the protagonists in this story.

 

“It was quite an interesting 48 hours or whatever it was,” Smith said. “I was definitely a little nervous. Tom’s one of the toughest guys in the league. He’s a heavyweight so that’s an interesting task for myself as I wouldn’t consider myself a heavyweight by any means. You just have to answer the bell.

 

“To be honest, once my career is over, there’ll be more info that will come to fruition about the whole incident,” Smith added. “All I can say at the moment is that I personally wish the league handled it a little bit differently. I think that we had to take care of our superstars 100 percent and then it wouldn’t have hit the fan like it did.”

 

While the two teams’ violence might seem ridiculous to some, Smith said that the heart shown in all the fights is what he cherishes most about the sport.

 

“The one thing that I love about hockey is that guys stand up for each other,” Smith said. “I was so impressed and it gave me chills to see what the players on the Rangers did. It speak volumes, not just for the New York Rangers, but the league itself. I also have to attest for a lot of the Washington players. It should not have been their fight or their battle, but that’s why I love the game so much.”

 

But those additional details about Wilson and the fight. Smith was not spilling.

 

“Like I said, in 15 years when my career is over, there will be more things that will come up,” Smith said. “As of right now, we try to keep it a little bit closer to home and I’ll say how impressed I was about how everything was handled.”

 

 

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3 hours ago, Drive-By Body Pierce said:

 

there are things yet to be revealed that will make the Rangers the protagonists in this story.

Is this a surprising statement? If Wilson is involved, the other party is almost always the protagonist. :lol:

 

Damn, I don't wanna wait 15 years!

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38 minutes ago, vancan2233 said:

The subject in that sentence is " more things"  on which the 15 years refers to.  The career over only reflex that he would not be playing hockey some time during those 15 years. 

When I reflect back, I hope the irony of being taken to task for reading comprehension, by a poor speller,does not escape me. :)

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14 minutes ago, gurn said:

When I reflect back, I hope the irony of being taken to task for reading comprehension, by a poor speller,does not escape me. :)

Yes spelling has never been my strength. Could be my dyslexia. I did not learn how to spell or read until I was 10. I was lucky I had a mother who demanded I see a specialist in dyslexia. If it was not for this two strong women in my life, I would still be struggling to even speak or pronounce everyday words. 

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30 minutes ago, vancan2233 said:

Could be my dyslexia

Me too.

 

30 minutes ago, vancan2233 said:

I was lucky I had a mother who demanded I see a specialist in dyslexia. If it was not for this two strong women in my life, I would still be struggling to even speak or pronounce everyday words. 

My grandmother, and the principal of my my elemantary school. Lots of reading aloud, and learning to read even further ahead, than everybody does; to make sure the word I see fits in with the sentence I'm just about to say.

I'm a 57 yr old, so I was extremely lucky to have a teacher/principal in that day and age,that recongnized my difficulties, and helped me immensely

 

Edit:

Shout out, and thanks again to Mrs Burger, J.C. Hill Elementary School, in Powell River.

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4 hours ago, Alflives said:

The Rags went out and got Reeves.  Thing is Reeves can’t play.  His team is pretty much short handed when he’s on the ice, especially if he’s going to match up with Wilson.  Matching up with Wilson means Reaves needs to play top line.  Elite super skilled guys play those minutes.  Wilson can play with those guys.  Reeves can’t even hold his own playing limited bottom line minutes.  Wilson will just ignore Reeves.  Reeves will take penalties, and OV will score.  Caps will laugh at the Rags.  

Toughness has to come from the core players.  

Agree but if he can't get hold of Wilson, he will go after other guys in an attempt to injure and force Wilson to oblige to a fight.

 

Rangers will lose the game yes but at this point, Rangers and their fans want physical revenge.

 

I just hope this doesn't turn into another Bertuzzi incident because of the league's inability to handle it properly and suspend Moore for his elbow to Naslund Wilson for reckless actions.

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