The biggest reason Tomas didn't work out in Detroit is Tomas, but he was not helped by Babcock's attempts at tough love in 2014-15, and never found his footing with Blashill, either. It's hard to conceive of why a team struggling for goals would play Luke Glendening, Riley Sheahan, and Justin Abdelkader with skilled linemates while insisting that Jurco, when he plays, play a grinder's role.
I hope he puts it together in Chicago, which is a great place to land, and I'm glad Holland got a 3rd rounder for the guy.
Ken Holland's mid-2010s Red Wings, featuring Nyquist, Tatar, DeKeyser, Sheahan, Smith, Abdelkader, Ericsson, etc.
Randy Smith's late-1990s / early 2000s Tigers, featuring Tony Clark, Bob Higginson, Damien Easley, Deivi Cruz, Juan Encarnacion, Jeff Weaver, etc.
...piles of human shit? Used hypodermic needles? Priceless art casually thrown away?
Nope. About four years ago I was casually strolling through my far north side alley only to stumble upon a mint condition 1998 Tony Clark Detroit Tigers baseball card, laying there all by itself. It had just rained, yet it was pristine.