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07-11-2013, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by CupofOil View Post
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.
I might be alone on this but the inclusion of N. Schultz in all these trade proposals is pointless. His value isn't very high and he does have past history of being a capable Top 4 defenceman, so I'd rather see how he plays this season in a not-so-ridiculous defensive scheme (cough Krueger cough) before trading him for nothing. He's actually my bet to be the rebound player for the Oilers this year. I think he'll have a very solid year.


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