They don't have much left to prove, but theyre not better options than we have now, thats the problem.
Yes kindl should be gone, but he still has some potential too, and he actually showed he can be a top four d man, albeit for the lockout shortened season, but still.
And Ericsson is not suited for our top pair, I agree with that, but he is still a top four d man, and you don't move that for a bottom pairing guy.
There will be injuries, and they'll get their shot, and hopefully when they do, they'll grab ahold if it and run with it...
Then next season one of them will be the seventh guy while waiting for his chance...its how the wings tend to do things, we've seen it at forward with Gus and tats, and I don't see it changing just because its defense and not forwards.
And no arguments about Quincey, he was good last year, but hell be gone next season. He was one of our steadiest d men last year, which could be just because he was with Deke, which is fine.
Maybe not better options as it looks right now, but how are these guys supposed to realise their potential if they don't ever get to play at the highest level?
I get your opinion, I just feel its time the Wings took a chance with 1 of these guys, especially with how they both played last year.
Kindl plays arguably the most sheltered minutes in the league in terms of D, which is why he looks good every time he comes into the lineup, appears to play well for a couple of games, then makes the inevitable couple of mistakes and gets bounced. Its the same story over and over, I just feel its time the Wings cut their losses with him.
That's my opinion though