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09-05-2013, 12:15 PM
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Smith was a better hitter and a better puck-mover. That's all I'll give him over Smid. Equal defensive shut-down presence. Smid the better skater, which is a big factor.

To me Smid right now = Smith in his prime.
Smith was an inept puck mover. This was the bang it up the boards era and Smith and Staios would do that incessantly. Ryan Smyth was one of the better players in the game for finding garbage dumps off the boards and somehow making a rush off of it.

To even have PMD or Shutdown D and Smith in the same sentence is a laugh. Lets not forget either how much MacT had to do with Smith and Staios playing the best hockey of their career right here.

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