This, frankly, sucks. If nothing else, Larsson theoretically provided Thomas McCollum with play-enhancing competition in the AHL, something I’m not convinced Jordan Pearce can do going forward. There was also a chance of Larsson filling in as Jimmy’s backup after next season. The Wings may now be forced to rush McCollum along.
I hope they can find a veteran AHL-level goalie that can mentor the kid.
Larsson may not have had a future with the Wings thanks to Howard and McCollum, but he may have had a future in the NHL. That’s a lot less likely now.