And now the phase begins where Wings fans lie to themselves and play UP Jarnkroks skill and potential to disguise this as a horrible trade.
Fixed it for you.
We have way too many people thinking that Jarnkrok was a top tier talented prospect. The fact of the matter is that he wasn't. He was a above average rated prospect with a C level probability of success. I have watched this guy in Grand Rapids, and while he is good, he isn't elite by any stretch of the imagination.
I think people are a bit quick to stomp on the panic button here. What a lot of you aren't considering is Jarnkrok's verbal desire to return to Europe and play hockey over there. If that is the case down the line, Eaves and a 3rd for Legwand isn't bad, especially if Legwand re-signs here.
Look at how many we have injured and Eaves still barely makes the line-up. We have a lot of players that can fill in his role. A 3rd might equate to a bottom 6 forward in 5-6 years, the rarity of getting a gem in the 3rd doesn't outweigh the risk.
A lot of this decision was based around Jarnkrok potentially pulling a Kovalchuk and bailing out of the NHL system. If that happens, a lot of you are gonna feel better about this deal. I'm assuming management knows more about this scenario than we do.
Take a deep breath, this isn't the end of the world.
I know he's a rookie broadcaster, and he has said there's more learning and work to do. I think he's a great guy, always enjoyed his work on the ice, but find myself lately tuning into the opposing team's broadcast (I have NHL Center Ice).
Everything is either good, very good, or very, very good.
A player is playing well, very well, or very, very well.
very, Very...very, very
He needs to vary up his use of very.
I would recommend he takes another broadcasting class to learn synonyms and different ways of expressing oneself other than to use the word very, all, the...time...
I think the content of what Ozzie says is very good. He just needs to learn to be more dynamic in how he talks.
I thought with Mick it was celiac disease or something like that. Which isn't really a reason not to travel these days. You can get a fair amount of gluten free stuff in most cities. Maybe he just doesn't like traveling anymore after so many years. I can't really blame him.
Keep telling yourself that.....you'll be a #1 center someday too. So you're saying talent means nothing, as long as you get along with your teammates?
I don't think anyone is in a position to say if a change of scenery will make Flip a better player or not. Chemistry is just as important as talent. I wouldn't be surprised one way or the other. If I was a betting man though, I would say that Flip doesn't do well in Tampa Bay.
Sure, how we perceive this Alfredsson signing depends on who he is replacing. Is he replacing Cleary? Then it's a good move. Is he our "big signing" of the summer expected to solve all of our problems? Then it's a bad signing.