I'm not thrilled to hear his AAV will likely be 4M. Hasn't Stauffer been saying he'd expect him to come in around 3.5M? Usually a salary that large indicates a D-man who can chip in offensively, which Smid rarely does.
That said, Smid is integral to the D-core, would likely get 4M+ on the open market this offseason, and we have no one ready to step in for him. Lock him up!