I would have been completely against this signing at the beginning of this season. But Kindl definitely matured into a defenseman worthy of competing for a roster spot.
I'm thinking this will pave the way for Coliacovo to be bought out, if he can't be traded. That leaves next year's D to look like this (when/if Smith is re-signed)...
Kronwall - Ericsson
Smith - Quincey
Kindl - DeKeyser
Lashoff as the 7th Dman
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