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[EDM/FLA] Jerred Smithson for a 4th Round Pick
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04-03-2013, 09:20 PM
Join Date: May 2010
I like this trade, Smithson is not going to wow us, but he is a capable veteran C that will make us a better team, and provides us with some attributes that we need.
My problems with the trade are the following:
1) Our center depth should of been addressed in the off-season and I feel the only reason it wasn't was due to pie in sky optimism that one or both of Lander and Vande Velde were NHL ready.
2) We paid more than Florida did to acquire him a 6th vs. a 4th round pick.
That said he is a useful addition to the team and the cost was still low, so
Given our long term goals and the UFA's we are carrying we could of easily have been sellers hopefully the team takes this as vote of confidence and grabs a playoff spot. If we show some progress and actually make the playoffs we should be seen as a team on the rise and hopefully it will help attract some UFA's in the off-season, not the greatest UFA year, but with the buy-outs that will take place a couple interesting names might be added.
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