You quoted three of us and you noted the polarizing comments. Maybe it’s just me but I feel like you being “amused” is a way of implying that all three opinions of Smith’s play tonight are different because of some inherent bias that affects the way we watch the game. This was the part of your point that I got, because it happens here all the time.
Except my quote was simply referring to that one shift of Smith’s that Hakan Andersson, Don Cherry, frank grimes, me, kip, joesuffP, and you would all unanimously agree was bad.
If I’m reading too much in to this, then forgive me. But please don’t be amused at my comment because you think it’s partisan.
joseffP said Smith was playing great. Kip said Smith was a knucklehead. You said Smith had a bad shift. Three different opinions on one player in one game. Maybe your comment wasn't meant to define Smith's overall play, but it was still a different opinion than the others so I included it.
Personally? I think Smith has regressed from the beginning of the season. But that's just my opinion.