Re: Dallas Smith - 1977 Team Canada Vienna
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From: Lloyd Davis
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
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
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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