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01-28-2013, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by eartotheground View Post
because it's absolutely inconceivable that there's a small nuance that smith isn't picking up on? look, i agree, he's looked really dangerous so far, and hasn't caught a break, but at the same time, he's not exactly putting up points. it's a results based business. either way, sometimes it's good to pay a little now by sitting him a game, if it means he will get that one aspect that pushes his game that much further.
If you treat prospects as if they're failing in a "results based business" you're never going to develop anyone. With prospects it should be a "process based business". Jerking R. Smith around the lineup from the bottom-6, to the top-6, to the PK, to the PP, to the press box etc. is just going to make the kid's head spin.

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