Fan Poll Friday
Let’s be clear, we aren’t suggesting anything here, just asking. Mike Smith has without a doubt been the Flames MVP so far this season. He’s held the Flames in games where the offence hasn’t helped him and he’s gotten them a point. Thursday night’s collapse was clearly his worst game of the season as he surrendered 4 soft goals in a row and the Flames 2 goal lead against the Lightning turned into a 7-4 loss.
Smith is carrying a HUGE workload with the Flames this season, having played in 42 of the Flames 51 games this season. David Rittich has shown to be a more than capable back up and it’s not like earlier this season where the Flames had no option in the back up role. So, is it time to give Smith a little more rest and let Rittich play, ONLY to keep Smitty fresh? Smith is clearly the Flames best goaltender, but would it be smart to give him a little more rest in case the Flames do make a playoff push?
Vote below in our poll!
Should The Flames Rest Mike Smith More?
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Yes. He’s going to wear down and the Flames need him fresh.
NO! Ride him until he can’t be ridden anymore!
Does it matter? They aren’t making the playoffs.
It was one game, calm your shorts.