Smid is good and he would be an upgrade for the Avs awful defense but he's not that good. He's a second pairing defenseman and the Avs would be giving up way too much in this particular deal.
As for the proposal posted above, no one wants Hemsky. You had your chance when his value was high but that opportunity is gone now. Avs might be in a similar situation with Stastny and his trade value but I'd still much rather have him than Hemsky.
Edm: Hemsky, N. schultz, 1st next year (conditional on Statsny re signing if not becomes '14 3rd or 15' 2nd)
or Edm: Hemsky, Smid, 3rd round pick.
Lol that is an awful proposal. I wouldn't trade Stastny alone for Hemsky, Schultz and a conditional 1st, nor would I do it for the 2nd proposal of Hemsky, Smid, and a 3rd round pick, and you include Downie in the proposal? Lol no chance
The revised proposal is fine value wise, actually overpayment, but we simply aren't moving Smid. The guy just signed a team friendly deal because he loves the city. Heart and soul guy who leaves everything on the ice and is one of the most important guys off the ice, both in the locker room and the community. We simply can't afford to trade this guy.