hendricks and goose with smith... why Smith penalized? nystrom with ff? why not bump nystrom to Smith's spot to infuse more skill in the top 9? it's like its a requirement to have a useless slob on at least one line. fisher get back soon.
Trotz sent Smith a message and he listened. Turned out to be a smart move didn't it?
I'm still confused how Patrick Kane fits into this discussion...
He was never on the bottom line so it wasn't a move at all. Maybe in your mind.
You and others rag Smith because he is not a Kane, Crosby, or Stamkos.
You fail to see what he is and the the fact that he atleast tries to score an forecheck hard everygame and is one of the only Preds who does not disappear for long periods of time.
This team does not even have lines. Trotz changes lines constantly and everyone knows the Preds do nor have definate lines per say so your diagnosis of him being demoted to the 4th line is flawed from the start.