Nobody has said Brendan Smith is bad? Really? You can't be serious... There are numerous people on here including yourself that constantly ***** and complain about him, or even go as far as to say he should be traded... Some fans clearly don't see the potential in this kid, and to me that is frustrating, especially after witnessing first hand, our two top defenseman going through the same type growing pains at the same age. Fans just need to learn to be patient with players (and the team), but they want immediate success / satisfaction.
Also, you don't have to "listen to me drone" about anything. I'm just stating my point, and that is that Smith is a really good defenseman in the making and he doesn't deserve half the s*** he gets on here from some fans. I find once a player rubs someone on here the wrong way, they will always be that player, no matter how much better they get over time. I also think that some of the users on here feed off of each others negative energy, it becomes the thing to do, ***** about specific players. eg. "Kylef***ingQuincey"...
Anyway, you have your opinion on Smith and I have mine, so let's just leave it at that...
I don't think smith is awful but I can't see him having a future in detroit , only time will tell but I think we're really fortunate and we got some great prospects that will be be nhlers and down the road better than smith (again time will tell)
Course I'm talking about backman ouellet sproul and marchenko and there's also jensen the team is high on and I know we got some other 18-20 yr olds we drafted but still don't know how they'll develop
Kronwall Ericsson and dekeyser are locks to stay so I gotta figure in the next 1-3 yrs all of Quincey lashoff kindl and smith will eventually be gone
When those guys aren't playing up to their ceiling and are experiencing growing pains early on are you going to want them moved and say they have no future, too? Lidstrom wasn't Lidstrom from day one, Kronwall had issues, and Smith is improving. People want rookies in the line up ASAP then don't want to let them develop. Bad rookie year, he sucks and will always suck.