Thread: Value of: Brendan Smith
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12-10-2012, 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by JKsilverstick View Post
Teams don't need to have 19 all-stars playing to be a winning team. There was plenty of room for Smith, if he was at the level that the hype suggests.
Babcock wanted him on the team, but Detroit was loaded with LD and had several contracts on players that couldn't be moved down to the AHL, so they sent Smith down to get as much PT as possible while keeping the more experienced (older) players in NHL.

If Holland thought so little of Smith to keep him off the team due to his play, why was he only made available in Detroit's offer for Weber?

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Originally Posted by JKsilverstick View Post
How do you know neither of them can play right defense? Plenty of players play on their off-hand. Some even prefer it.
Detroit had a couple of guys play RD while being left-handed. Brad Stuart to name one. Unfortunately he also happened to be one of the worst Red Wings the entire season, the only reason he wasn't benched was because he was still better than Commodore.


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