Laddy Smid: What's to like?
I was surprised to see that Ladislav Smid is a popular guy, even just among the dozen replies I got to my question. He was on more lists than anyone else, getting more points (based on my 5,4,3,2,1 system) than anyone else and averaging a placement of 3rd on everyone's lists.
What is it about Smid that we like?
His three goals ever in the NHL?
The fact that he's been thrown in as a winger this season?
His original nickname?
You tell me!
P.S. The rest of the voted top five would be Gagner, Horcoff, Lubo, and O'Sullivan.
Most of all he rarely screws up, unlike the majority of our defence, and still has more of a spark to his game than Staios and Strud.
So maybe he is a favourite by default?
I think he's a character guy. When he smiles I smile, it's as simple as that, and it looks like he's a popular guy on the team as well.
Plus he's cute as hell.
And he's Czech, and I personally have a thing for the Czech boys; and indeed the country as a whole - I cheer for them when Canada isn't playing.
I have a lot of reasons for loving Laddy. In fact I could probably come up with more if needed.
The Oilers? Not liking them much right now.
Let the countdown to the MacT firing/resigning begin.
This year he has been the one guy (other than maybe Souray) who will always jump in to defend his teammate. He has also shown the occasional flash of brilliance - usually when jumping into the rush, ala last night - that gets me really excited for his future here.
There's another vid that Laddy is great in too, Lubo's in it as well, from Dec I think, it was off-day comments. So cute those two are together lol.
icehockey game between Sweden and Switzerland tonight (March 31st)
Omark's goal in the shootout was also the GWG.
Brilliant, brilliant goal. The puck didn't even hit the net nor the goalie.
Check it out below.