Thread: Value of: Brendan Smith
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12-10-2012, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Wingsfan2965 View Post
In the last 10 years, how many Red Wings have played a full season before they turned 21?
Very few, I'd imagine, but does that really mean Smith's age shouldn't be considered? Detroit will be bringing him in when many talented defensemen really start to come into their own at the NHL level. That could certainly make the transition easier for him, but does it necessarily make him a better prospect? I actually think his game will transition better at the NHL level than, say, Justin Schultz, but Smith has a lot to prove at the NHL level.

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