Why does Kronwall always get a free pass? He is brutal on the PP, especially with that stupid "drop pass" that usually drops to the opponent and at the least stays in the neutral zone. His point play is not up to snuff either (on the PP) plus he always seems to have one bone-head play every game that many times winds up in our net. Just as Z and Dats no longer play a lot of minutes on the PK, so should Kronwall no longer have so many minutes on the PP.
Ericsson seems always to be on the ice when the crucial goal against the Wings is scored. He leaves Howard hanging and never muscles anyone out of the low slot. He needs to go.
AGREE! Ericsson at #2 is a horrible decision.
Forget Smith. Trade Ericsson. At best he's inconsistent, he turns the puck over a lot, he's slow moving out of his end. Last night he was burned twice. Not unusual. Get rid of him.