We've finished our player grades for the 2014 season, but that was just 11 people talking about what they think--and it was a lot of information to talk about. Now it's time for our readers to cast their votes. And with that in mind, we present our Your Say series!
Zack Smith recap:
Smith has a lot of supporters among Sens fans and with good reason. He’s a durable player who’s missed just one game (as a healthy scratch in 11-12) in the past three seasons. He reached double figures in goals (13) for the second time in his career and is a reliable penalty killer. He averaged 15:31 TOI/G this season, a career-high but consistent with his deployment under Paul MacLean. However, like his linemate Neil, Smith frequently cost the Senators with his lack of discipline. While Neil was frequently the target of those who criticize the penalties he takes, Smith took just three less minors than Neil and was tied for fifth-highest total in the league. Whether the extra penalties were a result of being teamed with Neil so often, Smith needs to show more maturity and control.
Highest grade: B-
Lowest grade: D+