Always have been and always will be a Bertuzzi supporter. The guy can bring it and plays a great role on a top line just like tonight. Amazing what a 1st line looks like with 3 forwards on it who belong there.
Smith's NHL career hasn't even been the length of one full season.
He was getting middle pairing minutes in the playoffs last year, so Babcock must see something in him. Until he gets a full regular season under his belt, it's hard for me to have any idea what his ceiling is in terms of development.
Pretty much agree with this. His sample size is still way, way too small to make any sort of judgement. That said, he has looked very shaky but he's also 24 years old.