March 18, 2003 |
Jettisoned a week ago at the trade deadline, Bryan Smolinski plays for the Ottawa Senators now, but that doesn't mean his time with the Kings is finished. The deal brought the Kings the rights to defenseman Tim Gleason, a 20-year-old former first-round draft pick who is playing junior hockey in Windsor, Canada, but they could wind up with Smolinski, too. If the veteran forward is not re-signed by the Senators, he will be an unrestricted free agent July 1.
October 30, 1996 |
General Manager Sam McMaster has spoken several times with his Pittsburgh counterpart, Craig Patrick, to convey his interest in holdout center Bryan Smolinski. However, McMaster said Tuesday their discussions had not progressed to the point of making a specific offer for Smolinski, who was asking the Penguins for a salary of about $1 million a year. "We're no further ahead than when we started," McMaster said.
January 14, 2001 |
He was a center for most of his career, and that means eight NHL seasons, but now, said Bryan Smolinski, "I consider myself a player on Ziggy [Palffy] and Stumpy's [Jozef Stumpel] line." His job definition is winger, but that's a subjective thing. "Really, in our system, the only time anybody is a center is on the faceoff," King Coach Andy Murray said. Smolinski no longer does much of that. "You know," he added, "if I went back to center, it would probably take me a game or two to adjust."
February 9, 2003 |
Forward Bryan Smolinski scored three goals in the Kings' 8-2 victory over Carolina on Friday for the third hat trick of his career and first since Jan. 16, 2001. It was the type of effort the Kings are going to need as they try to keep their playoff hopes alive. "We're looking to see that more often from Bryan," said Coach Andy Murray, whose Kings open a two-game trip tonight against Dallas, the top team in the Western Conference. "His attitude has been good, we just want to see him do it again.
March 15, 2003
When did Donald Sterling buy the Kings? In the team's rush to dump players and lower both their budget and roster age, I hope management has also located younger fans who can afford the season seats that I now do not plan to renew. Demitra MacMinn Los Angeles Trading Mathieu Schneider and Bryan Smolinski is not just discouraging, it is also a slap on the King fans who every year try to find a player they can call a King for life. Or at least longer than a couple of years.
September 26, 1999 |
The message, accentuated by a closed-door meeting with the Kings' coaching staff, has been received by Bryan Smolinski, who was back with the second line Saturday night and set up the Kings' goal, scored by Scott Thomas, in a 3-1 exhibition loss to San Jose (4-0-3) before an announced 5,004 at Bakersfield. It was the first flat performance for the road-weary Kings in the exhibition season, and it came in their second game in as many nights.