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01-09-2013, 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by roboninja View Post
Okay, then prove to me that Bouwmeester is better than Smid. Cause I simply do not see it other than more people know his name, and he makes more money. I see lots of posts here pointing out stats that make Smid better than JBo, but none the other way around.

BTW, your analogy is deeply flawed in that Backlund has not proven anything in the NHL yet, while Nuge has. Both Smid & JBo played similar roles in the NHL last year, other than the fact that JBo gets much more PP time. They are fairly easily comparable, and in my view Smid comes out on top.
Howabout a career 59 points in 409 games vs 285 in 717?

3 seasons of 40 points vs 0
3 seasons of 10 goals and more vs 0

I'm not a huge fan of JBo but people forgetting he was a mobile offensive dman previous to playing in Calgary and almost all teams trying to get him ufa.

Overpaid? Yes
5/6 dman? Not likely
Worth more than Smid to non oilers? Very likely.

For the record, I think Smid is a good 2nd pairing defensive guy.

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