I completely agree, and my views on Smith are pretty well established. But I do recognize that a guy can develop late...particularly in our system. I was one of the "f*ck Ericsson" folks a couple years ago and I had to eat crow on that. So I have to at least consider the possibility that Smith could do the same, as much as I hate his stupid face.
I actually think there is something to be said for how goalies do the little things that affect wins. Rebound management, puck handling, communication all make a huge difference. I dislike when the puck comes in slow on howie and instead of steadying it for the dman beside the net he just chucks it into the corner and allows the forecheck to come in on the dman trying to dig it off the boards.
Abs stirring it up a bit. Was that subtle interference on the net by Abs?
Probably. Apparently Abs is a 1 man show out there with no Rangers players doing anything out of line. Lovin' it. I hope the Wings shell the Rangers in the 3rd for 5 and the 3rd period is complete silence. They complement the Wings once each period, so they would reach their quota too fast.