I can think of three roster spots they could have tried him in for at least a few games:
1. Luke Glendending, has a total of ZERO goals in 49 games... on pace for longest goalest streak in Wings history
2. Andersson - with 17 pts in 63 games and a -11, he's not really tearing it up
3. Anywhere else, we've had enough injuries, our 4th line has been a revolving whorehouse of players, Miller, Bertuzzi, Emmerton...anyone can sit.
again, just sayin, there were options to at least look under the hood in some NHL games, look at all the other kids that got called up this year and were sent back down...
If you're counting on Jarnkrok to shadow Crosby you're going to get destroyed, that's why he isn't even considered for Miller, or Glendening's roles.
He could play in Andersson's spot that he's currently occupying, but at the time Calle was traded, Andersson was on the checking line which is the absolute worst place for Jarnkrok to play.
Emmerton wasn't even in the NHL at the time of the trade, he was only called up because another center went down. Had Jarnkrok not threatened to go back to Sweden necessitating the trade he would have got his NHL shot with the Wings right then.
And before anyone claims that the idea of him going back to Sweden was made up, he admitted it himself to Swedish media.
Headline translates to " I was close to moving home to Brynasgatan"
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