Phoenix goaltender Mike Smith is looking forward to the start of the NHL season.
The shortened season will not allow for teams to go on a lengthy losing streak and still expect to make the post-season. "That makes it that much more fun, though, because every game is so important, and you can't afford to go on a big losing streak and expect to be in the hunt," Smith said. "It'll be an exciting shortened season, that's for sure." Smith never went over to Europe to play so he is chomping on the bit for some NHL action.