Found March 31, 2013 on
from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,
Edmonton Oilers’ blueliner Ladislav Smid has never been about numbers–certainly not goals and assists, rifling a puck past goalie Cory Schneider Saturday night, his first goal in a calendar year–but dollars and cents is another story. He does know what other purely defensive defencemen in the National Hockey League are making, guys who are strictly defenders of the blue-paint like Brooks Orpik, Josh Gorges and Rob Scuderi. He wants to be in their pay neighbourhood.
So, with the Oilers solidly in the playoff picture, but with the clock ticking loudly on the unrestricted free-agent before Wednesday’s 1 p.m MDT trade deadline, he is looking for between $3.5 million and $4 million a season. He might err more on the lower side than the higher end because this is where he’s played for six years and he’s put in a lot of hard miles with bad teams to get to where he can see light at the end of the tunnel, a playoff spot certainly visibl...
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The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenseman Ladislav Smid to a four-year, $14 million extension.
Smid has a goal and two assists in 34 games with the Oilers this season. He had a career-high five goals and 15 points in 78 games in 2011-12.
The 6-foot-3, 207-pound native of the Czech Republic is in his seventh season with the Oilers. He was set to become an unrestricted free agent...
The Edmonton Oilers announced that they had signed upcoming unrestricted free agent defenceman Ladislav Smid to a four-year contract extension with an average annual value of $3.5 million. Smid was drafted in the first round of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, ninth overall, by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. He played junior hockey for HC Liberec Junior in the [...]
GM Steve Tambellini announces #Oilers have agreed to terms with defenceman Ladislav Smid on a 4-year contract extension ($3.5 AAV)
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) April 1, 2013
Taylor Hall's record-setting game helped get the Edmonton Oilers closer in the Western Conference playoff race.
Hall had a hat trick and the Oilers scored early and often to make it three victories in a row for the first time this season, cruising past the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 on Saturday.
Devan Dubnyk made 23 stops for his second shutout of the season and Ladislav Smid also...
Justin Schultz had a goal and two assists and the Edmonton Oilers continued their drive for a playoff spot by winning their fourth in a row, 4-1 over the Calgary Flames on Monday.
Taylor Hall, Ryan Jones and Nail Yakupov also scored for the Oilers, who have gone 7-2-2 in their past 11 games.
With the win, the Oilers kept pace in the tight Western Conference playoff race, sitting...
On Saturday night, in a 4-0 victory over the Vancouver Canucks, the Edmonton Oilers played what I would call their best team game since the rebuild began. it was a record-setting night as the young Oilers scored on each of their first three shots in just 2:43 of game-play. It was the fastest three goals from the start of the game in Edmonton Oilers franchise history, breaking the...
Well, that was ugly. No sooner had you settled into a Saturday night match-up with the Edmonton Oilers when Taylor Hall opened the scoring just like that...
Dont blink or you missed the blowout by Edmonton over Van City
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges is back to give you his love em and hate em from Vancouvers horrible...
Edmonton Oilers coach Ralph Krueger doesn't expect any less of an effort from the Calgary Flames even though one of Edmonton's most famous natives is no longer a part of this rivalry.
The Oilers have won a season-high three straight but have endured recent problems against the Flames, who are trying to end the longest road losing streak in franchise history as they continue...
The Vancouver Canucks take on the Edmonton Oilers tonight
at 7PM PT. The Nucks vie for their seventh consecutive victory. Edmonton has won two in a row and sits just three points removed from eighth-place.
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