Edit: This is getting a little heated, Y'all know I don't hate any of you guys, I just love in depth discussions and I hate bad arguments that are lacking support or are full of fallacies. (and I have an admittedly abrasive personality when taking the pain meds I take for my back)
Now THIS is the Let's Go Wings I know and love. The panic. The justifications. The embiggened anti or pro Holland posters posting, the reasoning, the speculation.
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh, now that's more like it.
And for what it's worth, when it comes to Jarnkrok there aren't a whole lot of guys making grand careers for themselves in the NHL that the Wings gave up on/got rid of/traded at his age. There have been a couple but in assessing talent the Wings aren't exactly the Islanders either...
It would be a mistake to not make a full on press for Ehrhoff. If you can trade for him do it. He'll only take a trade to an eastern team so why let him show up in Toronto or Columbus? He's got years left on a contract that would cost the Wings very little as his contract was frontloaded. Oh what he would bring to a power-play unit.
He's not going to be of any more use in 3 years when his contract is up and he's 34 than he is now. Also and it pains me to say this but free agents coming to Detroit aren't the slam dunks they once were if you're hoping to pick up someone like Ehrhoff in the summer. He wouldn't be a rental. It just makes sense to get this guy if you can