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Edmonton Oilers' Ladislav Smid re-signs

Edmonton Oilers' Ladislav Smid celebrates his goal on the Vancouver Canucks during first period NHL...

Edmonton Oilers' Ladislav Smid celebrates his goal on the Vancouver Canucks during first period NHL action at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alta. on Saturday, Mar. 30, 2013. (AMBER BRACKEN/QMI Agency)

ROBERT TYCHKOWSKI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:11 PM ET

EDMONTON - Three and a half million a season is nice money for a guy who needs a map, a compass, a guide and about a year’s worth of time to find opposition mesh.

“Look at that,” laughed Ladislav Smid, a few hours after signing his four-year, $14 million contract with the Edmonton Oilers. “One goal gets you 3.5.”

Imagine if he had two.

“Maybe 4.5?”

Maybe not.

The Oilers weren’t paying for goals when they re-upped the 27-year-old stay-at-home defenceman, which is good given that he only has one this season and nine in a 410-game NHL career.

“That’s not my game. They know what they are getting, a defensive defenceman. I don’t really worry about my personal points, I worry about the team points. That’s kind of my game, I know my role on this team. I appreciate that they recognize that.”


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