Or he could be yet another prospect who didn't live up to his potential. For me it's strange why people still discussing this trade. Anyone believes Jarnkrok could be in the roster this season should this trade not be made? Anyone believes the Wings would make it to the playoffs with Andersson as 1C? We got veteran center whom we needed much for a prospect who may or may not be good. As someone already have mentioned, some people were mad when we traded Matthias for Bert, raging about the loss of future top notch power forward. Need I to bring up Matthias success after that trade?
Prospects are always hit or miss, anyone remembres Angelo Esposito, yet another "The Next One"? Hell, even we had a guy that everyone thought would be top line forward - Grigorenko, but he barely played in the US (I will not start discussion about the reasons of this, he could overcome his injuries and became one of the top forwards in the KHL). So until Calle plays at least one full season in the NHL, I will not say that we were f..d up on that trade.
Also, it's strange that people are ready to give excuses to Jarnkrok, but were willing to kick Smith out of the team, when he was in approximately same situation
McGrattan and score goals?? Seriously? The guy has 300+ games in the NHL and freaking 10 (ten) goals. That's what - 1 goal in 30 games. Goons like him don't belong to NHL anymore. Hell, Tie Domi has 100+ goals in 1000+ games - 3 more per game, and he never was accounted as goal scoring toughguy
Edit. 3 times more of course
Edit 2. And having a tough guy in the opposition team never stopped Cooke from headhunting on Savard, or Pronger from trying to knee Stevie, or Stevens crushing Lindros et cetera.