That's exactly what we need... a dirty cheap bottom six role player - indicated by Holland expressing interest in signing an enforcer type. I just wasn't sure if Boyd fit that mold at all. I just know he can put some points up, so I thought if he could be had for cheap enough and he's a more aggresive type player that maybe he'd fit the bill.
absolutely he could fit in the wings system. he's basically darren helm. if he was on a line with helm and abdelkader, he'd be right at home. he can put the puck in the net too. he was grossely misused in calgary, and it looked like nashville did the same thing. he came in the NHL with top 6 potential and it died in calgary just like everyone these days. i've watched this kid since he was in grade 9 at westwood collegiate in Winnipeg and seen him tear up kids older than him since then. he played pretty good on the WJC Canadian team too with 6 pts in 6 games, so he's got potential...he just needs a real team to guide him (and i've always kind of been a flames fan)
a line of boyd - helm - abby would be fast as hell too. hard to play against.
This offseason will determine whether Ken Holland should still be employed with the Wings organization.
Please put Smith on the Power Play!