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07-11-2013, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Bryanbryoil View Post
If defensemen are easier to come by for us then I could easily see a guy like Smid moved for high end 3rd line players.

On LD we have Smid, Ference, N. Schultz, Klefbom, and Marincin.

If management is really high on Klefbom's ability to step right in, something has to give. Smid has more value than N. Schultz.
If the Oilers dealt Smid for a 3rd liner, MacT deserves to be fired on the spot.
I'm not even a big Smid fan, i think he's a bit overrated but trading a top 4 Dman for a 3rd liner is a big step backwards.
Yes, Klefbom and eventually Nurse and Marincin are waiting in the wings but that doesn't make Smid expendable.
You trade players like N. Schultz for 3rd liners, not Smid.

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