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[Article] Canucks: Stan Smyl changes roles, with no regrets


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Really good article on Steamer.

As per site rules only posting a small section but follow link for a great read:

Canucks: Stan Smyl changes roles, with no regrets


The code in hockey says rookies shouldn’t show up veterans in training camp.


Or rather, if you do, be ready for what comes next.


Stan Smyl knew the code. But to him, a bigger code mattered — he was a rookie, and if he wanted to make the team, the coaches needed to see he wanted it.

He knew no other way.


And so the new guy, fresh off winning MVP at the Memorial Cup, just 5-foot-8 but with a heart twice as tall and a desire three times bigger than that, put his shoulder into Harold Snepsts, a player who was as tough as they come, sending the big defenceman hard into the glass during training camp.


Smyl wanted everyone to know he was as tough as they come.










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