Wow, some people are REALLY taking this too far. This team wasn't struggling before the deadline by any means. With the recent news of defensive injuries, I would have bet a lot of grabbing a depth player, but that's purely so you're not scrambling if you get unlucky.
I've got faith in this team playing a lot more hockey, barring a string of injuries.
Ericsson had 2 clear cut passes right to Blackhawk players right in front of our net, as if he was setting them up for the goal.
He was also praised three different times on NBC sports for good moves he made. I don't recall any other player treated with multiple, positive comments during this game, except maybe Lidstrom. I'm just sick to death of the compulsive need for a scapegoat by posters on this board. Especially when his good moves are hardly ever mentioned. Especially when said scapegoat is actually playing better. It is a very negative and unfair and LAZY-thinking thing to happen on any board. It's almost as if old, out-worn concepts have to be upheld, come hell or high water.