Thread: Confirmed with Link: Zach Smith, 4 years, 1.88m AAV
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09-05-2012, 06:15 PM
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Fair points...and I certainly hope you're right. I personally don't see him as part of the core of the team, but perhaps that's just me. I really agreed with the Turris signing because I see him as part of the core (and the top 2 lines).

I remember when Peter Schaefer signed a 4 year, $8.5M deal before the 2006-07 season and most SENS fans thought he was part of the core of the team going forward...and 1-2 years later, we all wanted him out of town and he was given away for salary cap reasons. I just hope that history isn't repeating itself...but Smith is younger and grittier than Schaefer was, so perhaps you're right.
Sometimes things work, sometimes they don't.

I think with this signing Murray has showed that he feels Smith has what it needs to be part of the core. He's also a centre and has shown he can be a very, very good one: depth at centre is one of the defining characteristics of recent championship teams.

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