Smid talks about near-trade

By , August 24, 2009 2:23 pm
You don't want to make him angry...

You don't want to make him angry...

And time to jam up on one of my posts.

So the Edmonton Sun just posted an interview with Smid, and from the sounds of it he was less than pleased with the Heatley trade and how it went down.

There is some pretty telling stuff in there.

Good news is that Smid seems pretty happy with how things worked out, isn’t really upset at the Oilers too much, and from the sounds of it wants to continue to be a member of the Oilers.

No mention on how Dustin Penner took it, but my guess is that he would be happy to be away from the fans here in Edmonton.

The bad news is the comments Smid made about Cogliano.

“I talked to Cogs (Cogliano) and he was devastated,” Smid said. “It was just weird to see our names out there. Usually someone calls you and tells you that you got traded. But sitting there and not knowing whether you got traded or not is different. It took a really long time, it took almost a month before Heatley decided whether he was going to come to another team.”

And that is what I think the biggest fallout of this failed trade will be. How it impacts these guys (moreso Cogliano though, by the sounds of things).

4 Responses to “Smid talks about near-trade”

  1. Racki says:

    In a recent Horcoff interview with Jason Gregor, Gregor asked Horcoff if he called Cogliano or the others. Horcoff said he did and tried his best to calm the guys down, but he couldn’t reach Smid (who was overseas). But he did mention that while guys often don’t like to be traded, this case was a bit different in that it’s almost an honor to be mentioned in a big trade like that for a superstar.

    I just hope they see it that way. No one wants these guys traded (ok, yah, many have said Penner’s name). But when you throw out a huge name like Heatley, suddenly you have to realize that almost no one is untradeable.

    I hope these guys realize that. They’re all valuable to the team in some way.

  2. Horpensky says:

    Cogs really made himself a name here as one of the prime up and comings, and he knows he has a huge role in the future here and he wouldn’t want to leave. Especially if he went to Ottawa he would have to start all over, and play in the shadows of Spezza and Alfredsson.

    I really don’t know if I’d rather have Cogs “devastated” or saying “that’s just business.” He really shows that he wants to be here by saying how “devastated” he was. We always complain about players not wanting to be here. Well that’s because we trade away anyone that wants to be here.

    I’m just glad Tambo went to apologize and try to mend some fences.

  3. Racki says:

    Yah that’s true that it is good to know that he cares enough to be here. I just wish there was a good way to communicate that we are happy Cogliano, Smid… and that other guy… are here still. I say somehow start spreading the word to cheer the 3 on when their names are announced at the home opener.

    Did that sound too gay? Eff, that really sounded gay in my head…

  4. Dallas says:

    Racki: Yah that’s true that it is good to know that he cares enough to be here. I just wish there was a good way to communicate that we are happy Cogliano, Smid… and that other guy… are here still. I say somehow start spreading the word to cheer the 3 on when their names are announced at the home opener.Did that sound too gay? Eff, that really sounded gay in my head…

    you are a tough guy hey Racki too funny

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