Holland is curled up in the fetal position sucking his thumb crying out "why wont anyone take less money to come to.Detroit anymore!?!?"
Holland....if you dont land Doan and trade for Ryan, you need to quit.
There's nothing funnier than listening to you whine about Holland not paying Semin 7 million. You're the one who bitched and moaned about Hudler and laughed that Calgary paid him 4 million a year.
Hudler produced 25g/50pts and is getting 4 million a year.
Semin produced 21g/54pts and is getting 7 million a year.... all while being a drama queen last year who was benched multiple times for not making a big enough effort on the ice.
Oh, and on top of that Semin makes Franzen look like a gritty work-horse. But you'd gladly make him the highest paid player on the team ...
This. We can offer what players are "worth" all over the place, feel that we "tried", but at the end of the day, we have nothing to show for this off-season... or last off-season... or the off-season before that... The cap has been climbing, the Wings capspace has been blowing up, and still, nothing.
Semin signs for big money, but no term, so no risk and yet, nothing because we were waiting on Doan. And surprise surprise, Wings are out of the Doan bidding because its gotten to high. Imagine that, half the teams in the league courting and waiting on one guy and he is too expensive? Golly...
You do realize that once you sign a guy for way more than he's worth you can't legitimately pay the rest of your team fair-market value when their contracts are up, right? If Holland breaks the salary structure to bring in someone who isn't a bonefide superstar he's f***ed when Datsyuk, Filppula, Smith and Nyquist are up for re-signing.