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05-25-2009, 10:18 AM
Peter James Bond
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Originally Posted by DapperDan View Post
Wasn't Lombardi in talks about Smyth before they asked for Bernier AND Teubert? I'd still say there's possibility of that in some form.
I'd do that. I would try to get Colo to add a #3 rd pick though. Swap #5, Bernier, Teubert for Smyth and #3 overall. Draft Duchene.

Smyth is still only 32 and his contract is 6.5 this coming yr, 5.5 and 4.5 the last 2 years.

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Smyth Duchene Williams

I have a feeling Duchene will end up being better than Tavares. He's a better skater, works harder and has comparable skill. He could step right in between 2 vets like Smyth and Williams. I still have high hopes for Bernier, but not so much for Teubert.

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