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Mike Smith | Goalie

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (32) / 3/22/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215
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Mike Smith didn't earn a victory on Thursday, but he saw it as a step in the right direction.
Smith turned aside 27 of 29 shots, which helps move him away from his disastrous start to the 2014-15 campaign. It's too much to hope that Smith will have a repeat of his 2011-12 campaign when he was one of the league's top goaltenders, but he could end up being a solid starter this season. Oct 24 - 10:02 AM

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Mike Smith lost his third game in four starts during this young season as the Coyotes were taken down Thursday night versus the Wild.

Smith posted his best outing of the season on Thursday, making 27 stops on 29 shots, but the Coyotes managed to provide no offense in the 2-0 loss. Smith is 1-3 with an .849 save percentage and a 4.54 goals against average so far this year. Expect Smith to bring his numbers back to a respectable level in the coming weeks.
Oct 24 - 12:17 AM

Mike Smith will be back between the pipes on Thursday.

Smith spent Tuesday's contest warming the bench. This is a chance for him to turn his season around after posting a 5.33 GAA and .822 save percentage in three starts.
Oct 22 - 6:07 PM

Mike Smith has taken full responsibility for his early season struggles.

Smith has a 5.33 GAA and .822 save percentage in three starts. "I don't need to bring anyone else into this," Smith said. "It's me and only me, and I've been through it tons of times in my career. You shrug it off your shoulder, and it's obviously not even close to what I'm capable of, and I know that, and I understand that, and the team needs more from me." He added that he can't dwell on that as the team works to gain some momentum. Arizona is 2-2-0 so far this season.
Oct 21 - 8:21 AM

Mike Smith might want to throw out this game tape, as the netminder gave up six goals against the St. Louis in Arizona’s 6-1 loss Saturday night.

He faced 36 shots, for a .833 save percentage on the night. The Coyotes had no answer for a Blues power play that went 4-for-4. Smith has been awful this season, and right now it’s very hard to recommend starting him on a nightly basis. He has given up 16 goals in three starts. It might be best to reserve him for the time being. He has an unsightly 5.33 goals-against average and .822 save percentage.
Oct 19 - 12:47 AM

Mike Smith is the probable goaltender for Saturday's game against St. Louis.

Coyotes coach Dave Tippett hasn't come to a final decision, but that's the way he's leaning. Smith has gotten off to a rough start with a 5.00 GAA and .815 save percentage in two games.
Oct 17 - 4:46 AM

Mike Smith allowed four goals on 27 shots in Arizona's 7-4 win over Edmonton to record his first win of the season

Mike Smith admitted to not feeling comfortable in his first start of the season and wasn't exactly lights out in his second outing either. "There was progress in his game but I'm sure he'd still like to get better," said Mike Tippett following the game. In his defense, two goals were brutal giveaways right in front of his net to Taylor Hall but still, we expect more from a goalie of his caliber. Smith will bring his 1-1 record with a goals against average of 5.00 and save percentage of .815 into his next start.
Oct 16 - 2:18 AM

Mike Smith is eager to get an opportunity to bounce back from his rough performance in the opener.

Smith stopped just 21 of 27 shots in a 6-2 loss to Winnipeg. "I did not feel comfortable in the first game, and I wanted to get that comfort level back before I go in there, and I'm trying to get the comfort level back in games where they mean something," Smith said. The Coyotes are scheduled to play against Edmonton on Wednesday, but Coyotes coach Dave Tippett hasn't revealed who his starting goaltender will be for that game.
Oct 14 - 9:49 AM

The Arizona Coyotes have yet to name their starting goaltender for Wednesday's game against Edmonton.

Mike Smith had a rough outing in the opener as he allowed six goals and backup Devan Dubnyk was a lot better Saturday as he gave up only two to the Los Angeles Kings but to be fair to Smith, the defensive play of the Coyotes was far superior on Saturday. The Coyotes only play twice in the upcoming week so we would bet on Smith Wednesday, and if he plays well enough, the start on Saturday against St. Louis as well,
Oct 12 - 6:26 AM

Coyotes coach Dave Tippett wasn't kind to Mike Smith in Thursday's 6-2 loss to Winnipeg.

"The goaltending's gotta get better," coach Dave Tippett said. "If the goaltending doesn't get better, then we're going to struggle like that." Smith allowed the six goals on just 27 shots. For what it's worth, Smith did take responsibility for his poor performance. Arizona's team is built around the idea that Smith can be one of the league's best goaltenders, which is a huge risk.
Oct 10 - 10:08 AM

With last year's injury seemingly behind him, Mike Smith inherited a whole other source of problems on the ice on Thursday, where he was lit up for six goals on 27 shots.

Thursday night's home opener was a night to forget for the Coyotes, who lost 6-2 to Winnipeg. Smith and the Yotes are looking to rebound from a disappointing 2013-14, but they did not look very inspired in their season opener. For now, Smith's stat line reads 0-1 with a .778 save percentage as the goaltender is looking to reclaim his superb form from the 2011-12 season.
Oct 10 - 2:42 AM

The Arizona Coyotes will be looking to be stronger in character, work ethic and determination and that can only bode well for netminder Mike Smith.

The Coyotes were lackluster in certain areas of their game and tended to blow a lot of third period leads, not exactly a characteristic of coach Dave Tippett, so they got rid of some of the trouble spots last season and replaced them with Tippett-type players. The results should help defensively and therefore aid Mike Smith in net, Smith was only 27-21-10 last season with a 2.64 GAA and a .915 save percentage. Look for Smith to bounce back and become a top-10 fantasy goalie once again.
Oct 5 - 6:35 AM

Mike Smith was strong despite the loss to the Sharks, Friday night. He stopped 31 of the 33 shots sent his way.

Smith is coming off two mediocre seasons following his breakout campaign in 2011-12, but he's still the unquestioned starter in Arizona. In terms of fantasy, Smith is a solid middle tier goalie but the team in front of him may leave much to be desired. Draft accordingly to your categories.
Oct 4 - 12:58 AM

The MCL sprain that ended Mike Smith's season isn't a factor going into training camp.

"A month after the season I was totally fine," Smith said. "There was still some aches and pains that go along with it and same with getting back skating. There's always a little bit of discomfort, but it's nothing that's going to be harmful long-term." Smith had a 2.64 GAA and .915 save percentage in 62 games last season. That's not bad, but it's a far cry from the level he was playing at in 2011-12 when he led the Coyotes to the Western Conference Final. Arizona will be counting on him to rebound as they try to get back into the playoffs after falling short for two straight years.
Sep 15 - 5:18 AM

Mike Smith is confident that he can rebound after an up-and-down season.

Smith ended up with a 2.64 GAA and .915 save percentage in 62 games this season. "I think I learned a lot about myself this year going through that again," Smith said. "To have success and then to be able to keep that was a challenge, and I think I found a way out of it this year and obviously I'll learn from that and be a better goalie because of it." He comes with an average annual cap hit of $5,666,667 through 2018-19.
Apr 22 - 10:39 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Antoine Vermette
2Martin Hanzal
3Joe Vitale
4Kyle Chipchura
5Justin Hodgman
LW1Mikkel Boedker
2Lauri Korpikoski
3Martin Erat
4Rob Klinkhammer
5Brandon McMillan
RW1Shane Doan
2Sam Gagner
3B.J. Crombeen
4David Moss
D1Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2Keith Yandle
3Zbynek Michalek
4Michael Stone
5Connor Murphy
6David Schlemko
7Chris Summers
G1Mike Smith
2Devan Dubnyk