As for all the smith hate (or disappointment), I'd like to use kindl as an example.. it took him a few years to adjust to the nhl and in some ways I'm sure he still is. Anyway, kindl won me over this year and I'm sure smith will too. It's not a make it or break it season for him just yet.
not necessarily, Paajarvi (only 22 y.o.) has a good amount of potential. He's a skilled forward and has shown flashes of good play at times.. could use some consistency but only time will tell if they got robbed or not.