Apr 5, 2016
New York Rangers
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Claebom</b></div><div>Ottawa declines. There's no incentive whatsoever. Smith is bad, they don't want/need him, and upgrading a 7th to a 4th isn't worth taking on his contract. They'd ask for a prospect or a much higher pick to come the other way. Marleau had 1 year left at $6.25M as a 40 point middle 6er and Toronto gave up a 1st to get rid of him. Smith has 1 year left at $4.35M as a 7th D/13th forward or worse. Not gonna be an upgrade of a 7th to a 4th that does it.</div></div>
Following Smith's $1m signing bonus, he is owed 2,350,000. Rangers eat $1m. Ottawa pays $1,350,000 and carries a cap hit of $3,350,000 for the season. Who knows, might even get a crap pick for him at the deadline.