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Stick With Smith: Born in 1963 on a Tuesday of this date in Glasgow, Scotland, Steve Smith turns 57 today, so here’s to him. He works in Buffalo now, when there’s hockey, serving as an assistant to Sabres’ head coach Ralph Krueger. Back when he played defence, he was a member of three Stanley-Cup-winning Edmonton Oilers teams, in 1987, 1988, and 1990, and he was on the scouting staff with Chicago’s Blackhawks when they won in 2010. The pose here, amid Edmonton’s lumber supply, was for a supermarket’s promotional card, and dates to 1990 or so, when Smith was 27 .