Because maybe he's not ? He will most likely be a 40-60 point 2nd line center.
Doubt Nashville went for a defensemen seeing as there main area of concern is scoring ... Defensemen wise there more than fine
I won't pay attention to Hollands comments obviously he's gonna make it sound like we didn't give up much .... You think people would be happy if he said we think jarnkrok is gonna be a big time player in this
League but we needed immediate help now due to pav being out as well as helm and hank .... People would of been pissed off
Tis way it's like we gave up some chump bottom 6 guy and people are like ya cool whatever then
I don't know how any of you could possibly know what type of player he's going to be one way or another. People used to have the same arguments about Tatar and Nyquist, and before that Filppula and Hudler. Fact is, you just don't know this early in his career what type of player he's going to be.
Secondly, it's entirely possible that he could be BOTH a big time player in the NHL as one of you suggested and a 40-60 pt. player as the other suggested. If Jarnkrok was scoring 25-30 goals a season and another 25-30 assists PLUS good defense wouldn't that make him a "big time player"?
Stop arguing, neither of you know what he'll turn into and truthfully you're both pretty close to each other when you decide to speculate what he'll be.
Truth is, we traded long term potential for short term gain. Apparently Holland believed it was preferable to lose the potential of a top flight center (Jarnkrok's upside) for a chance to sneak into the playoffs this year. Personally, I think it's a bad decision but you're welcome to disagree. But to try and make it seem like Jarnkrok was a B prospect, or that Legwand is a horrible trade (or a savior of one), is both incorrect and intellectually beneath each of you.
Edited by kipwinger, 10 March 2014 - 10:50 AM.