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09-05-2013, 05:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Billybaroo View Post
Jason Smith was not a top pairing d man. Not even close.
Agreed. At his best he was a #3-4 defenseman that when playing with Pronger was passable as a top-pairing guy.

For him to be playing in the ideal situation it took the addition of Jaro Spacek as a #2 behind Pronger in 2006. Staios was playing at his peak that year as well (#3-4). Both were stabilized by playing with a true top-pairing defenseman in Spacek/Pronger.

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