Bruins Benders: Smitty Can Write? Not so fast…

Who is Tyler ‘Smitty’ Smith?

So let’s get some of this out of the way up front: I’m not a writer, I don’t have a journalism degree, hell, I barely made it through college (it took me 6 years), but that’s another story for another time. I’m a lifelong hockey fan who tells it as I see it. I’ve played my share of street hockey (ball hockey for my Canadian friends). My ice hockey career was limited to a few years of beer league. I can’t skate worth a damn, and I sprained my MCL (I did finish the game, though, hockey player…you know) and hung up my skates. I miss it tremendously. I fell in love with hockey when my dad took me to my first game on April 5, 1983, when Barry Peterson and the Bruins beat the Quebec Nordiques 4-3 in Overtime in Game 1 of the 82-83 playoffs at the old Boston Garden. I’ve been obsessed with hockey ever since. 

What can I add to the conversation? I know hockey and a bunch of other useless crap trapped in my brain, I enjoy good music, good beer, and bourbon, and I F^(%*&g love to swear. You’re going to get my opinion on all things Bruins, NHL, Hockey, and probably some other crap you didn’t ask for. Come along for the ride, it should be fun at the very least before I get canceled for writing something stupid about a topic I probably should have stayed away from (You will be able to SEE more of that when On Thin Ice with Smitty debuts on YouTube soon).

Anyway, thanks for hearing me out. I promise the next article will be more about hockey and less about me. Maybe my first article should be about the Salary Cap…then I can be repeatedly speared in the groin by various members of the Florida Panthers* (eh, Florida Dive Team). Feel free to interact with me in the comments or on Twitter, YouTube, or anywhere else in between. I’ll see you Inside The Rink (see what I did there?).

Season 3. Episode 48. Arbitration Deadline Bruins Benders Podcast

Matty and Smitty from the Bruins Benders Podcast cover the HOTTEST topics in the Boston Bruins market, along with… – Bruins Dev Camp Updates- Zadorov Comments & Number- Jeremy Swayman Arbitration- Brandon Carlo Trade Rumors& Much More!For more from us, visit: Bruins Trade Rumors, Boston Bruins News, Boston Bruins, 2024 NHL Free Agency, Elias Lindholm, Nikita Zadorov, Jake DeBrusk, Danton Heinen, Derek Forbort, Jeremy Swayman, Vancouver Canucks, Restricted Free Agent, Max Jones, Riley Tufte, Brandon Carlo, Matt RempeThank you for tuning in, we appreciate your support. If you'd like to support the show, please head over to our merch shop and grab some Bruins Benders merch with our new logo!Not interested in throwing money at another podcast? NO PROBLEMHit the subscribe button, like and follow us on social media, and leave a comment of your thoughts! IT IS FREE to interact with our show and it helps other people find us! And beginning in July, ITR is giving away an NHL Jersey of your choice from Fanatics. All you have to do to win is be a subscriber. DraftKings Sportsbook – Boston’s hometown Sportsbook is LIVE right here in Massachusetts! Bet local on all your favorite sports from the comfort of your own home with DraftKings. To celebrate, ALL new customers will receive up to TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS in BONUS bets when you sign up for DraftKings Sportsbook using code ITR! You can now bet local on money lines, spreads, props, and more with one of America’s top-rated Sportsbooks – DraftKings Sportsbook!  Download the DraftKings Sportsbook app and sign up with code ITR to get up to TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS in BONUS bets to use now that mobile sports betting is live in Massachusetts. That’s code ITR only at DraftKings Sportsbook. If you or a loved one is experiencing problems with gambling, call 800 327-5050 or visit to speak with a trained specialist, free and confidentially, twenty four seven. 21+. Physically present in MA. Eligibility restrictions apply. Subject to regulatory licensing requirements. Eligibility and deposit restrictions apply. Opt in required. Bonus issued aree bets. Terms at
  1. Season 3. Episode 48. Arbitration Deadline
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  3. Season 3. Episode 46. Draft Night
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  5. Season 3. Episode 44. Yay Or Nay

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