How many games will Ericsson play this year?
How many turnovers will Quincey, and Smith have that lead to goals?
I'll be honest about having little knowledge of the Dmen we have have in GR, but how many will we see as regulars at the NHL level?
From what we've seen since Lids retired - we can never have too many Dmen who are capable in their own end, and are capable of blocking shots/clearing the crease.
I guess I see myself defending Schenn since I felt he was a solid 'throwback' Dman when he was a Leaf, and some here think less of him than Quincey...Truth be told - I'd take Schenn any day of the week over Quincey.
You're creating a little bit of a false dichotomy here. That he may or may not be better than Quincey is still not a reason to acquire him. "Better than Quincey-ness" isn't a good way to evaluate whether a player would help you much. Where's he going to play (3rd pair at 3.3 million)? What is his skill set (he's a less effective puck mover than Quincey)? Also, I see no reason to believe that Philly would trade a marginal defenseman for a more expensive marginal defenseman.
It seems like you're saying that in a vacuum you'd rather have Schenn than Quincey, which I suppose isn't too unreasonable. But that wouldn't address any of the problems with our back end, since the problem is that we can't move the puck, so why bother?