Lots of players get traded. But no one could possibly know how Ladislav Smid feels, being traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the dastardly Calgary Flames.
Well, except for one guy. And one guy only.
Steve Staios did the inaugural north-to-south transfer when he was shipped to the Flames at the 2010 deadline.
Meaning Smid’s support group is one person strong.
“I actually talked...
Ladislav Smid will see the Battle of Alberta from the other side after being traded by Edmonton Oilers to the Calgary Flames on Friday for two prospects.
Smid and minor-league goaltender Olivier Roy went from the Oilers to the Flames in exchange for two minor leaguers, goaltender Laurent Brossoit and forward Roman Horak. Brossoit was playing with the Alaska Aces of the ECHL; Horak...
What happened to the Battle of Alberta? The Edmonton Oilers traded prominent defenceman Ladislav Smid to their biggest rivals the Calgary Flames this evening. The deal was concocted to free up cap space, allowing the Oilers to sign free agent…Read more →The post Edmonton Oilers trade defenceman Ladislav Smid to the Calgary Flames appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
The Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames are two of the fiercest rivals in the NHL, but that hasn’t prevented them from making a trade early in the 2013-14 NHL season.
Edmonton has dealt defenseman Ladislav Smid and goaltender Olivier Roy to Calgary in exchange for two prospects, center Roman Horak and goaltender Laurent Brossoit.
#Oilers acquire G Laurent Brossoit and C Roman...
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...
Via AP on Fox
April 01, 2013
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
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...
from Bruce Dowbiggin at the Globe and Mail,
You could see it in the face of Edmonton head coach Ralph Krueger on Thursday when his defenceman Ladislav Smid was called for closing his hand on the puck. There was also a faceoff interference called on the Oil, a goalie interference penalty along with an instigator call on Smid for provoking a fight while wearing a facemask. Check...
Edmonton Oilers’ defenceman Ladislav Smid has never been thought of as an offensive defenceman, but his 3 goals this season are another reason for people to take note. There is of course also Smid’s (at times) league leading number of blocked shots and team leading number of hits to discuss, but goals from a stay at home defenceman are what doesn’t quite fit the trend.