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Analytics guy Michael Parkatti @mparkatti
Mr. Willis is spot on. What possible leverage did Mike Smith have to garner $2M? Throw a random dart at any European league goalie for min salary if this is your plan.
TSN’s Matthew Iwanyk @matthewiwanyk
Break it down by month
Oct – .919 (8 games)
Nov – .895 (7 games)
Dec – .828 (5 games)
Jan – .920 (7 games)
Feb – .916 (9 games)
Mar – .867 (3 games)
When Smith is on, he plays exceptionally well. When Smith is off, its quite bad.
Jeff Chapman @NewWaveOil
here’s how i got em
too high? too low? about right?
Bret Litke @BretLitke94
Mikko buddy, I’m thinking it’s time for you to emerge as a 60 game starter pal.
Ryan Donaldson @Maddawg81
GMs in Edmonton have lacked Creativity for years. I almost wish they were a small market team so they actually have to think out their decisions. Mike Smith decision is baffling. Everybody is saying why? And why $2 mil?
Oilers blogger Alex Thomas @Alex_Thomas14
Mike Smith is not an NHL goaltender. That is a horrible decision by Holland and severely dampens the team’s chances next season.
Mike Smith’s last 2 seasons of Sv%:
.898 and .902
And. He. Keeps. Getting. Signed….
Oilers have resigned Mike Smith but, the team IS better than last season. I’m looking forward to watching this team play.
TSN’s Dustin Nielson @nielsonTSN1260
Question is….are the Oilers a better team in front of Smith & Koskinen then they were last year because they were 2nd in the Div with them last year.