When the Calgary Flames acquired Brian Elliott from the St Louis Blues last offseason, even GM Brad Treliving admitted the move was an experiment. Well… the experiment failed, just like the Jonas Hiller experiment from the previous season. So, this offseason Treliving decided to go the “safe” route and acquired Mike Smith from the Arizona Coyotes. Smith is a proven veteran who has been a top goalie in the NHL for over a decade. He brings a track record of personal success to Calgary and should help the Flames take their game to the next level.
Sound good? Take a look at this highlight package and try not to get hyped up even more:
When was the last time you remember a Flames goalie making saves like these? Kipper? From like 10 years ago? Flames fans should be very excited to see what their team can do with Smith backstopping them in 2017-18.
Is it October yet?
Thanks to Youtuber NHL Goals for this highlight package.