In the playoffs, since Lidstrom retired, Kronwall's stats read like this.
25GP, 1G, 5A
Simply not good enough from your #1 defenseman in the playoffs. Even his biggest fans here who claims he's a legit #1 will have a hard time defending those stats. I know Ericsson is a cog and the rest of the defense is underwhelming talent wise, but Kronwall just hasn't been very clutch for us. I expected more from him when Lidstrom retired.
We need to find a #1 defenseman. That's what this team needs more than anything. I know it doesn't grow on trees or in lower draft picks, but it's our biggest need. Even more than a legit scoring winger with size.