It isn't gonna teach Holland a thing, as he literally almost never makes these kind of trades. It was a circumstance where he HAD to make a move for a center. You act as if he needs to be taught a lesson to never trade a kid again. Yet he is the most stingy GM in the league when it comes to trading prospects since the cap era. Look it up. You're acting as if trading away prospects is Holland's MO, when it is the complete opposite of that.
Lucky Goose didn't ask for a trade? Please... Nyquist getting all that AHL time is the reason why he is finding so much success at the NHL level right now. It is why this team is able to develop prospects so well. It is why this franchise has been the envy of the league for a long time. Same goes with Tatar. He didn't threaten to leave, he said he wasn't going to play in the AHL anymore, which we all knew considering, you know, he was out of AHL options and had to be with the big club anyway. Goose and Tatar earned their way into the lineup. They weren't just handed their ice time. Jarnkrok didn't want to earn his ice time. He wanted it right away. That is why the kids we do have are thriving, and why Jarnkrok is gone.
He didn't have to make the trade he chose to do it ... As I've stated the reason were currently in the playoffs are the kids
I never said nyquist asked for a trade ... I was mentioning Tatar threatening about leaving ...As i recall there were rumors he'd go to the khl
And yes the kids did earn there way into the lineup but you can also say the only season there getting more ice time now is because the big guns are out .... Thus increased ice time and confidence ... Thus increased productivity
I'm not saying they wouldn't of produced but who knows if nyquist would of exploded like he has if zetterberg and datsyuk and weiss were here
And another thing about jarnkrok and other European prospects it's easy to judge them that they didn't wanna put the time in and didn't have what it takes , the attitude etc...
Let's remember canada and the u.s isn't there homes so I'm sure for a lot of kids it's not easy leaving behind there loved ones .... Some like Tatar might be able to toughen it out In the minors for 4 years while others might do a year or so then figure if I won't play in the nhl I'll go back to my family and friends
Just saying I can understand that perspective , doesn't mean the player sucks or can't be in the nhl .... And let's be real love the redwings but there way too loyal ..... Samuelsson clearly bertuzzi should never of been brought here and nyquist and Tatar should of been here at the start of last season
Edited by nyqvististhefuture, 31 March 2014 - 01:52 PM.