: Injury Report:
Franzen and Ericsson maybe Wed if not then Fri, Howard hopes to play Fri
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03-21-2012, 04:21 PM
Join Date: Aug 2011
Smith is a rookie. Rookie mistakes happen. With that said, this team needs Lids back for the top pairing, and needs big E back for the bottom pairing.
Smith is a great puck mover. He's also one of our better first pass defensemen (not to mention is hockey IQ is pretty good)...But his defensive game needs more seasoning. You only get that with time played, really. Right now, Kindl and Big Rig have him beat in that regard.
Kindl is a better D-man NOW in his own zone (Ericsson is better than both in their own zone). I have no doubt in a few years Smith will eclispe these guy. He's too talented.
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