Thread: Confirmed with Link: Zach Smith, 4 years, 1.88m AAV
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09-05-2012, 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Air Jimmy View Post
I've never been a fan of signing bottom 6 forwards or bottom pair d-men to long-term deals in the salary cap era. These are the types of contracts that can come back to bite a team in a couple of years. Replaceable parts should be signed to short-term deals.
While I agree in principle, I don't think that should be a strict rule. By that logic we may well have let Neil walk early on in his career, and I see him as a core guy. I think BM sees the same type of potential and role for ZS, should he continue to develop and improve his game.

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