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12-10-2012, 07:06 PM
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I believe Fischer was he last one. But yeah, you're right, it's because they don't deserve it, not because they should be able to crack the roster over Lidstrom/Kronwall/Rafalski/Stuart/Etc.
White, Quincey, Kindl, Ericsson...
You know, most of the time when a team has a top-prospect like people claim Smith to be, they trade a player to make room, or just stop constantly signing players to take his space.
You can argue about why he has barely sniffed the NHL by age 24 all you would like, but reality is not because Detroit had no choice. And whatever the reason, it affects his value.
Or rather, it would, if people weren't still riding the Detroit train from Datsyuk/Zetterberg times.
I never said he was going to be bad. He's a great prospect. But way, way overblown.
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