Thread: Speculation: Smid needs to be resigned
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01-13-2013, 01:23 PM
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Smid has always seemed like a guy that really likes it here in Edmonton. I don't see any harm in waiting as a few guys has said because he has had his ups and downs. And with how much he likes it here I don't fear losing him as I would with most guys. He even seems like he might take a bit less on a long-term deal to stay here.

But I think anything over 4 million is an overpayment. He isn't a top 2 dman and will always be a 2nd pairing at best. Doesn't have much offence, and while he can be physical he isn't a feared defender or anything like that. Anything over 4 million makes him our top paid defenseman. Hes a strong roster and role-player but not our best defenseman.

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