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Re: Dallas Smith - 1977 Team Canada Vienna

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  • William Underwood
    That would explain it, he was technically not under contract. [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Message 1 of 6 , Jul 31, 2010
      That would explain it, he was technically not under contract.



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    • Craig Wallace
      Thanks everyone! Craig ... From: Lloyd Davis To: hockhist@yahoogroups.com Sent: Saturday, July 31, 2010 10:14 AM Subject: Re: [hockhist] Re: Dallas Smith -
      Message 2 of 6 , Aug 1, 2010
        Thanks everyone!

        Craig
        ----- Original Message -----
        From: Lloyd Davis
        To: hockhist@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Saturday, July 31, 2010 10:14 AM
        Subject: Re: [hockhist] Re: Dallas Smith - 1977 Team Canada Vienna



        Contemporary reports also describe him as having retired from the
        Bruins.

        There was an issue between Smith and the Bruins in the summer of 1976.
        Smith's contract expired. He was apparently unable to get the deal he
        wanted from any other team, NHL or WHA, so he re-upped with Boston,
        literally on the eve of the 1976-77 season, for a cut in pay.

        He signed with the Rangers in December '77, another hint that his
        departure from the Bruins in March rendered him a free agent.

        When he left the Bruins, he referred to his performance as well as
        personal issues.

        On 30-Jul-10, at 7:52 PM, MoreyH wrote:

        > Just speculation here, but I don't think the Bruins ever suspended
        > Smith. Smith walked away from the Bruins on Mar 2, saying he wasn;t
        > performing up to his own standard.
        >
        > Bruins stopped paying him. Contract is void...He could play anywhere.





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