To be honest, I just see it as a stupid war of words attempting to happen. He's basically slogging a fellow writer. The one thing that's bugged me about Doug Smith is this attitude he always carries around with him that he's the "most knowledgeable" man about the sport in Toronto because he always follows them therefore his opinion is number one.
Secondly, the one thing that's stood out to me and hurt Doug Smith's credibility in my eyes is the fact that he listed the all stars prior and they were, well wrong. I don't ever think anyone questioned him on the list afterwards, but he was just plain in wrong on who he said would be in. Oh well, I guess it's easy to ignore criticsms.