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Jerred Smithson traded to Panthers

Posted on: February 24, 2012 6:05 pm
Edited on: February 24, 2012 6:23 pm
 
PredatorsPanthersBy: Adam Gretz

For the first time in a quite a while the Florida Panthers are in a position to add players at the trade deadline, and on Friday evening they announced that they have acquired forward Jerred Smithson from the Nashville Predators in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick.

Smithson, 33 has appeared in 53 games for the Predators this season scoring one goal to go with four assists, and gives the Panthers another veteran presence that can play some tough minutes on the penalty kill and win some faceoffs, which is pretty much the message general Dale Tallon passed along in a team statement.

“Jerred is a hard working, responsible, veteran player who plays well at both ends of the ice,” said Tallon. “He is a very good penalty killer, who has consistently ranked among his team’s leaders in face-off win percentage."

Smithson has won over 55 percent of his draws this season and has been over 52 percent every season since 2005-06. He's spent the past seven years with the Predators organization and for his career has 36 goals to go with 56 assists.

He is signed through the end of next season at a salary cap rate of $800,000.

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kongkingok
Since: Feb 24, 2012
Posted on: February 24, 2012 11:30 pm
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Since: Oct 10, 2007
Posted on: February 24, 2012 8:39 pm
 

Jerred Smithson traded to Panthers

Preds GM thinking?? Does that free up $$ to resign Suter, OR cash to pay for a Nash acquisition??? 
Do like the moves Preds Mgmt is making to setup playoff run,, just needing either Legwand to come on,   or go get a sniper



Since: Jul 1, 2010
Posted on: February 24, 2012 6:25 pm
 

Jerred Smithson traded to Panthers

He can't really skate anymore and he's finally been put down to 4th line minutes where he belongs.   Nice 5th center to have for situational and defensive purposes on some rosters.  

The PK is nothing special, Nashville will miss a few faceoffs but most of his value was offset because they could cheat up on him as it would be rare day where he could beat somebody with the puck.  

The 6th round pick proves his value.     Tallon needs the bodies though, Madden didn't work out.


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