They didn't make one offer to any restricted free agents. The flyers threw it out there because they were going for it. They lost Pronger and tried to get Weber but at least they tried. We lost Lidstrom and went after Suter... Really? Weber is the better of those two and we went after #2. I guess just remember the good old days.
You are wrong again. Suter is the better all around player than Weber. Weber gets the headlines because of his size and big shot but Weber has not looked good without Suter. Nashville loses Suter and keeps Weber and goes from a playoff team to barely a .500 team. Minnesota picks up Suter and are now a solid playoff team. You also cant compare the Wings going after one or the other due to the fact that Weber was a restricted free agent and Suter was unrestricted. It makes a big difference when you have to put out big money and picks compared to just offering a big contract. Illitch is not a problem with the organization. He will let Kenny spend as much as the league allows. The problem is Kenny not getting the job done.