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03-03-2013, 01:22 PM
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Its not about greed. Its about worth and value. The NHL is a business. Players generally want the most amount of money possible. If that wasn't true we wouldn't have had so many lockouts...
And yet every season there's players who sign on for less than they could get on the open market. Crosby and Malkin both took discounts, Tavares, even Edler this past year.
Smid loves the city, married a local girl, and has generally shown he wants to be here in every respect. If there's any player who might take less to be here long term it would be Smid.
His worth is likely in the 4-4.5 range on the open market. I'd like to see Edmonton lock him up for 4-6 years in the 3.5/yr range. At the same time if he get's 4/yr I wouldn't thin of it as bad contract...just less discount to be here.
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