I'm in agreement with those that look at players like Kindl and Ericsson... (prime LGW whipping boys for the last few years) ...and say to those harping on Smith. PATIENCE!!
Now Q's a completely different story. LOL.
smith has been awful for most of the year. last i checked, players who play like garbage are fair game to be bashed, rookie or not.
now that doesn't mean that he will be garbage forever. he is a rookie after all. trading him at this point would be jumping the gun so to that regard i do say have some patience.