I must not see Smith the same things in Smith as you do. I really think he'll end up being a Sekera-esque dman, jack of all trades but master of none. Still a useful player but I personally rate Kotkaniemi much higher. Also while there might not be a top pairing dman in the prospect pool, I'm fairly confident that Larsson and one of Klefbom/Nurse will form the long term top pairing here. As I said earlier in the thread though, I think it's moot point because Kotkaniemi will be picked before us and one of Dobson/Boqvist/Bouchard/Hughes will be there.