Smid should be around the 4-4.5M range and for 3-4yrs. Not sure about Fistric, like to wait to see if Peckham comes back and how he performs.
Smid will get paid--I expect a 5 year contract worth somewhere between 3.5-4.25M. Anything above that will be overpayment. Anything under 3.5M a bargain.
Fistric is not a lock to be re-signed. He meets a need presently, but the D is a bit clogged.
Smid (hopefully), Petry, N.Schultz, J.Schultz--these 4 are almost locks to be here. There might be a free agent signing to replace Whitney. Potter is signed to a contract. Then there is Klefbom, Teubert and Peckham.
Considering he was surprised that he was offered so much last time that seems like a logical assumption. 3.25-3.75 over 4 is my guess
Smid right now is 3rd in minutes per game on the Oilers --behind J.Schultz and Petry. Nick Schultz, who is, IMHO, a lesser player makes 3.5M and that contract was signed a long-time ago. Unless Smid hands out a big discount, I would not expect anything under 3.5M. Something between 3.5 and 4M appears more realistic. I'd be ok with a 4 or 5 year contract averaging 3.8M.
Me too. Anything under 4 means we've made out ok. IMO, if it's over, we risk the whole Horcoff situation of fans hating a good player because he makes a too much. I think you offer him term and a NTC in exchange for a hometown discount