So Brendan smith on the first pair for two goals against at even strength today. Can everybody who thought that was a good idea raise your hand...and then go purge yourself of other bad ideas.
I do and I still think it's a good idea. Smith was our best D-man out there today, admittedly in a team effort where my grandmother probably would have been our best player (and she's dead). But using this game of all games to pick on Smith is strange to say the least. Same goes for the people who complain about Howard btw. This teams problems are certainly not named Jimmy Howard or Brendan Smith.
This definitely is the best option if we wanted to bolster up our Blueline. We are not committed with him if he somehow doesn't fit and payed almost nothing to get him here. It's like yesterdays a no risk, high reward trade and looking what others teams did these days I'm very glad to have Kenny at the helm. The future is still bright and with the addition of Cole and Zidlicky maybe the present is already brighter than we all imagine.
It also gives us all the options in the offseason, for example we're still able to pursue Green, this time with the reputation as a legit contender. Well done Mr. Holland.