This isn't Fedorov stringing the organization along for more money. Hudler had his intentions known to Holland, got the organization's blessing to go get a paycheck that really no one in Hudler's position could turn down, and both worked out keeping Hudler's rights for his eventual return with a damn good cap hit.
Bingo. I don't get the animosity from fans, yet the organization seemed to be a-ok with the process all along. I mean, there is a salary cap, and with all the extensions and such, we really couldn't afford Hudler's contract. He made it very clear that he only wants to play for Detroit and the arbitration turned out well (as far as I know it wasn't the disaster that arbitrations usually are in relation to slaughtering the player and org).
It really seemed like a win-win situation. Some players got to develop on the Wings while Hudler made some dough and stayed competitive for a year. Now he'll be back at a great price.