Mike Smith, goaltender who was just acquired by the Calgary Flames in a trade less than two weeks ago, is already throwing shade at his former team.
Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving has been working hard these past couple of weeks to fix the problems on the roster that need fixing. The Flames just signed highly rated NCAA Free Agent Spencer Foo yesterday. Helping to fix the depth issue on the RW with the Flames. During the second day of the NHL draft, the Flames traded for D Travis Hamonic from the New York Islanders. Fixing that top-four defenceman issue.
Smith, who has already gotten Flames merch for him an his family, seems excited to be playing for Calgary. Him and another new Flame Travis Hamonic appeared on The Big Show with Rob Kerr, a segment on Sportsnet 960. And oh boy was that a fun show.
Smith threw quite a bit of shade at his former teammates on the Coyotes. Which of course left Coyotes fans on Twitter quite bitter. But as a Calgary Flames fan, it left a sweet, sweet taste in my mouth.
"“How many people have already told you they can’t wait to see you fire it right up to Gaudreau?”Smith: “I’m really looking forward to passing to some of these guys who can actually score. Did I say that out loud ?”"
Oh man, that wasn’t the end of it, though. Don’t worry Flames fans, there’s more.
Via Arizona Sports:
"Live Feed mike smithFormer Falcons coach says Anthony Richardson can be "outstanding"Hail Florida Hail3 Reasons Why the Oilers Can Contend for the Stanley Cup in 2022-23Oil On Whyte'Yotes Notes: Arizona Coyotes Remaining Offseason NeedsHowlin' HockeyZack Kassian is traded on draft day and moreOil On WhyteThe Reoccurring Case of Flames Goaltender BurnoutPuck ProseFive Edmonton Oilers The Team Should Say Goodbye To This OffseasonPuck Prose“I spent six years in Arizona,” he said. “My kids were all born there and I’ve made unbelievable friends with the Coyotes and away from hockey that we’ve grown attached to, so that part of change is difficult to fathom, but my wife and I are excited about this new opportunity, not only because it’s in Canada but because it’s with a team that’s ready to win right now.“It’s been a struggle these past few years in Arizona. Not taking anything away from the players I played with, but I feel like I’m in the prime of my career and I’ve worked hard to get here so I believe I deserve a chance to be on a team that wants to win right now. Calgary is that team.”"
“It’s with a team that’s ready to win right now” and “I believe I deserve a chance to be on a team that wants to win right now.”
Well, I’m glad he believes the Flames want to win right now! And doing so while simultaneously shading his former team? Hockey fans love that type of stuff.
He’s going to fit in just fine here.