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[EDM/FLA] Jerred Smithson for a 4th Round Pick
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04-03-2013, 01:30 PM
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I dont think the speed issue has a lot of merit...he has enough speed for a 4th line role IMO.
However, as correctly pointed out earlier in this thread, Lander needs to improve on his faceoffs which is critical to any NHL aspirations he may have.
I think that's the key here.
On a team where it's top-2 C's have a big deficiency in their game with regards to FO's, I don't think you can bring up Lander and have 3/4 C's suck at FO's and hope to play some sort of puck possession game.
I'm actually happy at the trade and price. Anything after a 3rd has the same value to me, and adding a guy like Smithson(who I'm a fan of) to this roster is good. He helps on the PK, FO and physical play department. He's also a veteran who has played in a structured two-way system under Trotz. It's a good pickup for a young team.
Hell now I kinda wish we had gotten Volpatti to roll a Volpatti-Smithson-Brown 4th line.
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