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09-11-2013, 04:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Cerebral View Post
At this stage, I'd be fine with bringing in Smithson on a tryout contract. I'm pretty confident Lander would beat him out in camp but if not, it doesn't hurt to have a veteran option available in the event that he tanks. Acton could be an option but it seems like he has basically zero offensive upside and would purely be a faceoff/defensive player (which is what MacTavish criticized our bottom six for last season).
Agree, I don't know why Smithson was let go in the first place. The guy was pretty decent. Threw the body, was decent defensively, the only thing you can harp on him for is not contributing much offensively. I suppose that was why.

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