Great game. Plays smart and confident with ice time. Good hit, good scrap, and showing flashes of offensive acumen. It'll be great to see him every game from here on out. Makes Kindl look like Ericsson, and makes Ericsson look like a beer leaguer... well, like worse of a beer leaguer.
Are we watching the same team? I've thought Kindl has looked like a completely different player of late. I especially like his work on the powerplay. If our bottom three defensemen are any combination of Kindl, Smith, and Ericsson I'm not complaining a bit.
I doubt Ericsson is going anywhere. If Smith can continue to play well, maybe next year could look like this:
Pick up a bottom 6 player for Kindl and sign Jim Vandermeer.
Why would we trade Kindl? Has his rookie season somehow left you with the feeling that he's a useless throw away player?
Edited by kipwinger, 04 March 2012 - 07:50 PM.