Oh I agree.
But I'm not just basing it off his NHL play, he was the same way in the AHL and college. He's always been a risk taker.
His value is higher as a defenseman no doubt. But if he's getting sat and gets passed up by deykeyser, lashoff, kindl etc. rather than sitting him I'd like to see what he could do offensively. You can't say you aren't curious what he would look like with his size, speed and puck skills playing in the top 6:)
It way too early to even talk about it, but I do see similarities between burns and smith that's what caught my attention.
Hmm I was onto something after all. Haha
I really think this is a good move, smith has too much natural talent to give up on. I have a good feeling about this forward experiment.