Smolinski was verry servicable in the 2nd half. The bashing pretty much stopped.
At the start of the year he was horrible and had no room in the line-up until Chipper was sent down, after he got paired with Bégin and Kosto, i agree he was servicable, but was he still anything more then an average 4th line center, no. He just managed to play the little role he had on the team. but still, good riddance, out with thee old, in with the new ( and improved)