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03-16-2013, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Hemskyfanboy83 View Post
I'm not a huge fan of Smid.

He's adequate, but he doesn't ever really separate players from the puck which prevents him from being a great shut-down dman.

I could go up to 4 but I wouldn't be happy about it. Ideally he comes in at around 3.5
The cap is dropping by $5.9 M next year. This year it is $70.2 M prorated over the shorter season. Next year will be $64.3 M. Revenues have not bounced back like they did after 2004-05.

Offer him $3M/year over 3 years. He might get a little more, but no one will give him $4M/year in the new salary cap environment.

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