Does anyone have any thoughts on this comparison? I didn't get a chance to watch Jonsson play a lot but, from what I remember, Smid really reminds me of him. He looks like an absolute stud so far in Edmonton and his ability to evade the forecheck and to skate away from pressure in the defensive zone is amazing for a 20 year old rookie defenceman. He's obviously no Martin Skoula but he shows tremendous puck poise and he rarely makes mistakes with the puck despite handling it a decent amount. Perhaps more amazing, he has barely taken any penalties yet this season outside of two even-up roughing penalties from skirmishes. He's gradually starting to play more minutes for the Oilers and he's been a 20 minute a night guy over the last 5 games or so in Edmonton. I still have no idea whatsoever about his offensive potential but he's still young and it is only his second year in North America so it could come with time. Any thoughts on the comparison for those who have had an opportunity to see Smid play? Do you see any better comparisons out there (two others I've liked are Ohlund and Numminen)? Do you think he'll emerge as a regular 30-40 point defenceman like Jonsson was or does he have the potential to be better offensively (or worse)?