Thread: Speculation: Smid needs to be resigned
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01-13-2013, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by WeridAl View Post
I think it would be safer to say Smid will get something in the 4-5M range, I do agree with the 4yrs.
With the cap going down, I think GM's need to be cognizant of that. Im a huge Smid fan, even before he "arrived" over the course of the last year or two, now that he has established himself as at worst, a great, second pairing defenseman, 4+ wouldn't bother me at all, but if I put my personal feelings aside, paying 4 to 5 million for a middle pairing defenseman in the new NHL, seems like poor cap management.

I'd hope that a deal could get done that was fair but not crippling going forward. Either we sign him early and set the bar or wait for other teams to set the bar. Ideally we are proactive and get him signed as early as possible.

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