I honestly believe the time has come to part ways with a lot of players and start a rebuild. The Red Wings arent going to be competitive with the roster they have now and with what they are paying the players.
Larkin, Athanasiou, Mantha, Bertuzzi, Callahan, Frk, Svechnikov, Jurco, Helm, Abdelkader, Glendening, Zetterberg, Sproul, Russo, Smith, Marchenko, Ouellet, Lashoff, Hicketts
Nyquist, Tatar, Sheahan, Ericsson, DeKeyser, Green, Howard
We can't get better without trading/dropping players that are holding us back.
Roll with that for a few years while we pick up some high draft picks. What's the difference? 5 playoff games. That's it. Time to rebuild.