It's official. The Wings are in rebuild mode.
“We’re trying to compete, we’re trying to rebuild, reload,'' Holland said. “You look at the moment in time. I can’t look at the moment in time. I have to look at what we’ve got and where I think we can go over the next few years, the age of the roster, who’s going to be here for a while.''
I don't disagree. It's just unfortunate that it's happening during Datsyuk and Zetterberg's remaining good years.
And as I said before, I still have to question Holland's rebuild plan. Because he says they're trying to rebuild and reload, but if you don't make any deals and you don't let rookies play, how exactly are you doing either of those? Injuries are what gave the kids a shot, not Holland. And guys like Sammy and Cola aren't rebuild moves.
Maybe he's finally acknowledging the team needs rebuilding and spare parts like Sammy aren't going to cut it.