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).