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06-03-2010, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by SkoalMan11 View Post
It is much stronger. Smyth is a scrub. I can't wait till he is gone.

however I still can appreciate what his presence did for our youth.
I don't think he is a scrub, I just think he has the worst contract on the team, by quite a large margin. He is a 2nd line player who is paid like a star forward, which he clearly isn't. In a capped league you just cannot pay 6.2 million for a 2nd liner.

Even if he was signed through only this season it would be bad, but ok. The fact that he is signed through 2012 when Doughty, JJ and Simmonds cap hits are going to rise significantly is what makes it really bad.

Just crunching these numbers I just have a hard time seeing how we can fit Kovalchuk, Doughty, JJ and Simmonds while staying under the cap with Smyth's deal.

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