I just think for the most part,there's too much wasted energy and frustration when it comes to Franzen.The Wings just don't go out and trade a top line player, especially one that's homegrown. They are loyal to their players, possibly to a fault. But their tendency is to let players play until their contracts expire and let them "retire" on their own. I'm skeptical that Holland will use any of his buyouts, unless there is a long term injury concern with either Bertuzzi or Samuelsson. Until the UFA's are figured out, they aren't buying out anyone. As I've mentioned before, neither Franzen or his contract is enough of a detriment to the team for Mike Ilitch to dig into his pocket and pay him 20+ million dollars to go away and sign with another team. Vancouver already has a noose around it's neck with the Luongo contract, I don't think they, or other teams are going to want to acquire any of the guys signed to the long term deals. Teams are trying to shed those contracts, not take any on.
For all the griping about Franzen, Filppula and Holland, this team was a goal away from the WCF. So I'm going to put my trust in the Wings management.