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08-27-2013, 12:03 AM
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surshot*
 
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Originally Posted by oilexport View Post
If he is here because he can contribute (on the ice or dressing room), fine, but if he's here because of past play or sentimental reasons, we will always be losers.

Personally, I think he should have been offered a position within the organization (ya I know, we got Smith and Bucky and others already).

I want the playoffs this year, whatever way we can get there should be the goal, not keeping Smyth happy. He was paid well for a lot of years and should be respected as a "former player". We don't need fans trashing him because he can't play no more and he's taking up a spot.

We are losing young guys to Europe....

It's a terrible injustice to guys like Hall and the fans not to ice the best team now.

By the way, Hemsky can still play and contribute.
I think this year, for the first time in 4 years the best uninjured 23 players in the org, are going to be in the lineup on a nightly basis. This goes for Smyth as much as anybody else on the team. We saw it last year but lacked decent replacements. They had to take out underperforming players and replace them with underperforming players to make a point lol. The competition level for spots is as high as i have ever seen it... and thats with out signing a name from the past UFA that nobody else wants but some say we need to sign.

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