I knew I saw this somewhere, this is what he has to say about leaving it's from last week.
"Now it's really interesting. It's going to be fun to see where I can end up as there are many good teams that I could play for," says Lilja.
TT: So you're looking forward to it?
Lilja: "I'm looking forward to it. I just want to know where I'll play. I want to play for a team that's as good as it can be, one that I can win with, and all that stuff. It's an interesting time coming.
While he's now available to other clubs, he does wish he could remain in Detroit.
"You want to take care of your future and the amount of time you play. It's very difficult to move into the top-four defensive pairings in Detroit, they've very stable there. While you can always make more money, you also want to secure your own financial future."
It will be interesting to see where he ends up because it doesn't sound like the Wings can give him what he wants. Hopefully he'll do well where ever he goes.
"If I could sum up my career in Detroit, I was a perfect goalie for the team at the perfect time. I just wanted to be a Red Wing, that's it." Chris Osgood, July 19, 2011