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They landed as teammates in Calgary in 1998. Phil Housley was 34 years old and on the back side of his Hall of Fame career. Steve Smith was 35 and his years as a physical defenseman had earned him three Stanley Cups — and one notable instance of ignominy — while a key member of the legendary Edmonton Oilers of the 1980s. For three years, they were together. Their sons p…

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The Sabres have added a veteran to their existing coaching staff, hiring three-time Stanley Cup champion Steve Smith as an assistant coach two days after he resigned from a similar post with the Carolina Hurricanes. Smith, 55, has been an NHL assistant for nine years and spent four years with the Canes. While in Carolina, he was in charge of the team's defensemen and pe…