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12-31-2012, 01:05 AM
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20goals on a last place team with top-6 minutes in a free wheeling offensive system. Imagine for a second Smyth on a 3rd line with Kelly and Peverly,, no PP time, less TOI, Claude Juliens system. I can't see Smyth scoring 20.
He had over 20 his last two years in LA, a defensive team. And 20+ in Colorado the year before that. He's been a virtual lock for 20's his whole career almost, he's still a reasonable bet for it. Have you been watching the Spengler, he's been one of the best players in the last two Canada wins, and arguably the best guy on his line. He's fit in really well with Bergeron-Seguin. Smyth is still a quality vet for the middle 6. Enough skill to play top 6, and enough grit and defensive acume to play on a checking line. People seem to forget this is a guy who has represented Canada in 3 best on best tournaments, that's the hardest team in the world to crack. He's older but he's still got game.
Where did you get the idea the system in edmonton is free wheeling?
You do know Smyth got heavy checking minutes right?
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