I was thinking the same thing. Ericsson seems to have a powerful shot, but he is massive and doesn't skate that fast, couldn't he maybe convert into a Homer type player? They should really consider it.
Ericsson has confidence issues I've decided. He was shaky at the start of the game... but after Stewy left, and Wings were up 4-0, Ericsson was pretty good... and he seemed more 'stable'. He played over 27 minutes. Once he shakes his confidence issue, he's going to be a solid and reliable defenseman.