Although I'm pretty psyched about AA, specially after the great pre-season he had, I really don't get what the situation with Jurco is. After last season I thought he was gonna make his mark and earn his spot, but that doesn't seem to be the case. If they're not gonna play him maybe it's time of thinking of a possible trade, He deserves more ice time and maybe could be a better fit elsewhere.
I think Larkin would make us a better team but him getting experience being one of the best players in the AHL and possibly a calder cup run would make him a better player. I have no doubt he would be an impact NHL player right now though
So then why not let him? That's what I don't get about those saying he's better off in the A playing top line minutes. Playing 3-4th line minutes in Detroit he's:
A) Lining up against players better than 1st line AHL players
B) Learning from our veterans, and other team's veterans
C) Already a large upgrade over Andersson and, probably, the oft-injured Darren Helm
Holland's a stubborn old goat. Who hasn't the kid impressed? Let him play.