why are you here spewing bs? Honestly.... The preds and polie knows their the winners of the deal... Nashville fans who want legwand either don't know hockey or got attached to their mediocre 1st line center... They got way more back from the wings than anyone else would CONSIDER offering.... Unless they were a cup contender need a veteran 2nd/3rd liner...
He's giving a perfectly fine perspective from the other side of the coin. He's also a respected member on here so please don't treat him like an idiot with nothing useful to add.
Just to put this trade in perspective as to why some of us don't like it, here's some examples of trades where it makes it seem like the Wings got fleeced:
Moulson and McCormick for Torrey Mitchell and 2 2nd round picks.
Vanek and a 5th for Colberg and a 2nd
Meszaros for a 3rd
Gaborik for Frattin a 2nd and a 3rd
Hemsky for a 3rd and 5th
Rundblad and Brisebois for a 2nd
Luongo and Anthony for Markstrom and Matthias
Robidas for a 4th
Penner for a 4th
So to be fair, I'd say Legwand (contract expires this summer = currently a rental) for Eaves a 3rd and instead of Jarnkrok a 5th sounds like a deal ANY OTHER TEAM GOT TODAY!
Am I happy we got Legwand? Yes. Am I ok with what we gave up? No cause of Jarnkrok.
Only saving grace apparently after venting to my dad, apparently Jarnkrok was threatening to go to Sweden to play again per Malik, and getting fleeced in a trade by the Preds, we may have a future trade partner in them and he seems to think something big may be coming in the near future, possibly draft and that we're getting some centre from Russia.
I like to think we have a Legendary top 3 in Yzerman, Howe and Lidstrom. All 3 different players, I don't give 2 s***s who's the best, I'm just glad they were all long time Red Wings that enrich the organization with a beautiful history. When you look at the rafters at the Joe, it's got some pretty amazing names up there.
I'll 2nd that! That would be WAY overpaying. Power forward and he never should have won the Selke. Stupid shortened season put the trophy committe on the short bus. Kesler got Selke and Subban wins the Norris those each get a laugh.
I don't view Jurco in the same category as the mentioned ones so if he is part of a package for Ehrhoff I would be okay with that. What do the Sabres need? They suck at every position so maybe Mrazek Jurco and second rounder are enough
It seems every year we have a new young player who looks good in limited action and is deemed "untouchable" by fans.
Then the next year comes, he plays more minutes and gets exposed a bit more or injured and doesn't explode into the "future" player he was predicted as and everyone moves onto the next flavour of the week.
It has recently happened with Helm, then Smith, then Nyquist, then Tatar, and now Jurco and Sheahan and I'm sure it will continue on with Pulkkinen, Jankrok and Mantha. It's like clockwork every year...
Bottom-line everyone's available for the right price and maybe we all(myself included) have a bad habit of over-valuing our young guys.
But I like our prospects. I'd rather trade a kid that's still good, but out of options on our end like Ferraro or Almqvist.
Quincey is actually only 3rd on the teams D in giveaways (Smith 39, Kronwall 33, Quincey 32, Kindl 31, Ericsson 30). He's also played more games than any other D-man on our team... suggesting that his giveaway's per-game is lower than most of our other D (I don't wanna compute the numbers, but I believe that math makes sense). More, Quincey is also leading our D in take-aways (Quincey 27, Kronwall 20, Smith 14, Lashoff 13, Ericsson 12, Kindl 12). More, Quincey is also 1st among our D in even strength ice time, 2nd among our D in shorthanded ice time, and only has 23 minutes on the PP... suggesting that his giveaways and takeaway numbers are better per minute than our other d-men.
Is Quincey good? No. But he's not a horrible ball and chain like everyone suggests. We brought him in for a first at the deadline and he wasn't the savior everyone hoped for, and he gets crucified for it. He's just another Eaves. Good? No. Bad? No. Just blahhhhhhhhh
Datsyuk is arguably the best 1st line center when HEALTHY. Trade him too?
I do like Ehrhoff's contract
Smith leads the list cause of the HORRIBLE passes Q gives him. I must throw that out there. I say trade him to the B's cause apparently they were interested in him and bring up Ouellet, whom I think is our most ready D prospect from what I've seen.