Craig Smith made the ultimate rookie mistake trying to be "a little fancy" on an empty netter on Thursday night at Bridgestone Arena. Here's what happened...
Watching this Toronto feed of the video is almost torture. There was no place for Smith to hide as they kept the camera focused on him for an extended period.
Trotz did not find it to be a laughing matter and indicated that he would learn from it and that it was something that "I'm sure he will not do ever again."
The biggest faux pas in the incident could have been that it was the "Frosty" goal where when the Predators score four goals, all fans in attendance receive a free Frosty at Wendy's. Luckily, 56 seconds later, Matt Halischuk did get the empty net goal to send all 16,135 fans home with a frozen treat.
I think young Mr. Smith needs to take Halischuk out for a nice steak dinner.
He owes Sergei Kostitsyn too since his shot probably was going in on it's own. Jim Diamond caught up with the young Belarusian for comments.
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