Your Say: Zack Smith
We've given out our grades. Now it's your turn!
We've finished our player grades for the 2014-15 season, but that was just 9 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!
Z. Smith's season was hard to judge, to say the least. It can be seen the wide range of grades he was given. He played the first 27 games of the season, then got injured, and missed most of the year. He only got into 10 more games at the end of the year, then three playoff games. It seems Dave Cameron also didn't know what to make of him, both playing him on the second line and making him a healthy scratch down the stretch. He finished with three points in 37 games, and 18 PIMs (all minor penalties). A couple years ago, Smith carved out a couple niches for himself: third-line centre, and penalty-killing forward. In his absence, those roles were taken over by players with much higher upside. Smith's grittiness seems to have been usurped by Mark Borowiecki. It isn't clear if Smith has a role on this team next season.
Highest grade: B
Lowest grade: F
Average grade: D+
What grade would you give Zack Smith?