Sarcasm is hard to deliver my bad haha
Kronwall has been really disappointing for me, but yea he's better than Kindl no doubt.
I do think Kindl has been impressive though
Sorry. My bad. It's easy to miss with some of the crazy things people say here.
Even the most outrageous sarcastic statements can end up looking serious.
It's one game. Granted, Kindl had a bad game tonight, but not any worse than Smith to be honest.
As for the rest...
Smith averages 18:40 ice time per game, Kindl 17:54, which is the difference of one shift. Both play on the 2nd PP where Kindl has noticeably outplayed Smith. Neither saw significant PK time until Quincey got hurt, as Quincey, Kronwall, and Ericsson are the primary penalty killing defensemen, so it's not like Smith has been carrying the load there. Even then Smith only has 1 minute of PK time during Quincey's absence.
So with the exception of one minute of PK time, they play pretty much exactly the same amount of minutes and Kindl leads Smith in every single statistical category.
I understand not really liking particular players, but it's hard to conclude that Smith should play while Kindl sits.
However, they're both better than White or Cola, which I think we can both agree on.
Honestly I wasn't necessarily arguing that either should absolutely sit. Someone asked if the Wings were going to sit one of the two of them after their awful performance, who would it be. Ultimately I pick Kindl. Not by a landslide or anything. It was just a hypothetical question I answered that I dont feel particularly strongly about.
In the end I think Smith will provide a lot of what Kindl does, only better. He's just inexperienced. Smith is making mental mistakes out there but he's not flailing to avoid getting crushed (and not doing a very good job of it) like Kindl. But ultimately neither one should probably sit. You've got to hope they'll rebound. But if I'm going to pick one, I go with the rookie who has more potential and can hopefully learn and turn it around instead of punishing him by demoting him.
Smith plats on the PP??? Usually it's Kindl and White or Kronwall Brunner
Not as much as Kindl, but yes, he does.