My best guess is that the Wings realized Jarny was never gonna be big enough for the NHL
Then Pulkkinen will surely never play...
Well of course the Wings would have won more Cups had they just given Axelsson and Ryno a chance!! Are you kidding me? These guys were never going to be good enough to be in the NHL let alone good enough to even merit a look with the Wings back then. Neither have gotten offers from any other NHL club since leaving so every other team must have seen the same the Wings did. Hell last time I checked Ryno couldnt even cut it in the Swedish elite league and has been hanging out in the Swedish 2nd tier since leaving NA.
Right...Axelsson sounded like a typical primadonna, lazy kid. Those guys jusy dont work out here.