Thread: Value of: Mike Smith to Toronto
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03-31-2013, 11:45 PM
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Originally Posted by The Podium View Post
Reimer is younger and better than Smith.... how exactly does this push them further into the playoffs?
younger yes which dosent mean that much , better i dont think so.

Smith has playoff experience for one and truculence as well.. Everything toronto needs, not some marginal backup/occasional tender that plays so so.

If it comes down to a battle, you want smith in net, you know what your getting, to many times this season its been the so so play of both leaf goalies that has blown games for them. I like Reimer dont get me wrong , scrivens wouldn't get a deal with phoneix done, so the logical player in a deal would be Reimer. With Scrivens keeping his backup postion.

It would be more detrimental to the leafs in the Lou deal(if it happens)

shedding a much needed centre as bozak (on the leafs is a top 6 c) in order to get a goalie. Smith is as good as Lou right now as well. Thus reducing Reimer to a back up postion and forcing them to move Scrivens. thats them losing more assets then they need to.

Scrivens still gets the boot in the kipper scenario.

Things dont add up. Smith is attainable, and should be explored

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