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10-03-2013, 10:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Hockey Buddha View Post
Smyth had a poor season last season, no doubt. He doesn't have the skills of our No. 1 overall picks, and he has lost a step since his heyday, but Smyth can still contribute in a lot of areas of the game. He's an experienced player, who creates traffic in front of net, gets a stick on any puck directed on net, and he works the boards nicely. Smyth is not a periphery player; he goes to the tough areas. You need those players and you need veteran players around to teach young players as well.
Put him on the 2nd PP unit and let him play up to 7 soft minutes a night and he'll be fine. Trouble is, it's not easy to find soft minutes these days.

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