I don't know why everyone always hates on Ericsson .. He's not perfect does make mistakes but he's the only 6'5 dman we have so id way keep him in over smith
As with you I do believe smith will go to toronto for Phaneuf in a deal so long as no mantha type prospect is involved ... If we have to give up someone of value like a pulkkinen mantha or 1st forget it .... Toronto is in no position to demand such things
I'd be just as happy bringing zidlicky back one year and promoting 1-2 of marchenko jensen ouellet instead
People also forget that he is playing against the the best of the best every night. The guy is better suited as second pairing guy, he is currently being miscast.