You know how Babs' coaching strategy is aimed at keeping the games close and winning low scoring games? Wouldn't it carry more wanter if we didn't lose every single low scoring game? Every single one. If that strategy worked for this team, as Babs' if fond of telling everyone, then why doesn't it work for this team?
I don't know how he can be coaching this strategy with our D-corps we currently have... his strategy should be to keep the puck out of zone as much as possible, no matter the score... and to score as many goals as possible, no matter how injury plagued our current compliment of forwards happen to be. Also, telling Jimmy to freeze the puck and pull in as many rebounds as possible would be great too.
The "hockey-trades" on defense were just not there. Let's not pretend that there were any made today that we missed out on.
Andersson, Sheahan, Glendening, Emmerton as our Centermen for the next three weeks made trading for a Center a high priority if making the playoffs for the Detroit Red Wings is a desired result for Holland. It obviously is.
This is so short sighted. Actually Jarnkrok is out performing Sheahans rookie AHL year and he actually has an excuse (moving from the big ice) to have a rough transition. Just because Sheahan is on the big club doesnt mean he's better. Sheahan is likely a third line player long term. If were lucky, he's somewhere between Abby and Mule. Jarnkrok has always been billed as a poor mans Zetterberg and has been playing against men since he was 17.
Then he should, "act like a man," not talk about exiting back to Europe, and stick around the Griffs until it's his time.
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.
Honestly didn't know about the desire by Jarnkrok to return to Europe until just now.