And who would you have pick up the 23 minutes Ericsson played tonight? Right now, he's the #5 guy. With Kronwall out tonight he was #4. Salei played 14 minutes and Kindl 11.
According to Babcock, Ericsson > Kindl and Salei. Sitting E and giving his minutes to either one of those two players makes this team worse.
For someone who polices everyone here, you're being awfully negative. I'd rather hope that Kindl continues to develop and we have a fairly cheap, young, big bottom pairing with him and E. But that's just me. I'm an optimist.
Crymson is not an effective enforcer or a deterrent to anything.