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Mike Smith Placed On Waivers

I'm far from suggesting the Stars claim him, but former Stars goaltender Mike Smith has been placed on Waivers by the Tampa Bay Lightening.  He was made expendable by the acquisition of G Dwayne Roloson and the return of another former Star - Dan Ellis - from IR.  Smith was dealt to Tampa in 2008 along with Jeff Halpern, Jussi Jokinen and a 2009 4th Round selection for Brad Richards and Johan Holmqvist.

The NHL.com link is here.

Most fans really liked Smith and were sad to see him go.  It's worth noting though that if Smith is claimed by another team, none of the players dealt from the Stars in the Richards deal will be playing for the Lightening.  Halpern is having a solid season for Montreal, while Jussi is playing in Carolina.  They say that the team who gets the biggest name in a trade is the winner, and in this case, I don't think there's much debate.

Tough break for Mike, here's hoping he lands on his feet.

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