Monday, April 4, 2011
TTM Mail Day #22: Mike Smith
For a bottom tier NHL goalie this return took a long time! This card had been out a year and a half before I received it returned this morning.
Smith is another guy that NHL brass had high hopes for but it has never materialized for him. He was sent down to the minors this season and only found his way into 5 games thanks to two other goalie prospects who Tampa considers their goalies of the future now (Tokarski and Desjardins). For now he will backup Dwayne Roloson but don't expect to see him in the NHL come next season when Tampa will most likely change their goaltending situation.