Saddest thing is, The Wings have the second highest payroll in the NHL, factor in Franzen a money and they are tops.
That's the problem. When you have the highest payroll in the league and barely make they playoffs and can't score more than 2 goals or score a PP goal or stop a PK, etc...something is wrong. That something is Ken Holland. He gave way too much money to mediocre players and much too long of contracts and too many NTC'S.
Even if Holland could find takers for Howard or Ericsson, he'll for sure have to retain salary. Thus hindering our cap.
Don't worry, Helm is due of a raise. Detroit will be #1 soon!