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06-03-2010, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by JBernierFan View Post
Took the words right out of my mouth. Smyth's 53 points and +8 rating in 67 games was huge for us. When healthy, Smyth was a big part of, not only our PP and 1st line, but our locker room. Guys learned from Smyth last year, which might be a greater value than his 53 points. I don't understand why people all of the sudden are turning on Smyth. He was a big reason for the Kings success this year.
Because he is making 6 million a year!

Would you rather have Gaborik at 7.5 mill and still have Quincey or get Ryan Smyth?

I appreciate what Smyth did before the Olympic break, but he is grossly overpaid. And still has two years left. And it very well might prevent us from getting Kovalchuk this summer.

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