Pair him with a decent puck-mover on the third pair and you should be satisfied. He's a pretty solid, stay-at-home #6 when healthy.
I think they'll roll Smith with Huskins. The Quincey and Smith pairing has been absolutely brutal. Neither of them can be reliable when the other makes mistakes, and both are prone to make mistakes. If it's true, and Huskins can be the stay-at-home, it'll help Smith's progress within the NHL. He has a knack for offense, and can move the puck, great poise, etc. He just needs that partner that is willing to camp out and stay home.
That is definitely Huskins. During Demers rookie season, the Huskins - Demers pair was outstanding against the other team's 3rd/4th lines.
this has me excited then. basically, when stuart left it left the defense corps with no real stay-at-home defense men. i'm sorry i'm picking your brain so much, but it seems like you have some quality information pertaining him. is he really injury prone? or was last season just unfortunate? I can see in the thread that many say he will take the hit to make the play but is this a downfall? Is he a pretty strong guy, or actually injury prone and we just most likely tied our hands even more?
*edit* seriously? i used than instead of then... ffs.