With the ridiculous logjam of defenseman that Washington has now (Carlson, Alzner, Orlov, Green and now Orpik and Niskanen), their need to sign a 2C (supposedly Legwand) and the fact that they have virtually no cap space, I believe that Kenny should seriously pursue Mike Green.... like right now.
I'm finally starting to calm down a bit. Holland was very active. We can't fault him there. He didn't kick tires...he offered them big contracts. He needs to figure out why Detroit isn't alluring anymore and do something to fix it. If he doesn't then his job will eventually depend upon it.
Track record speaks louder than his actions today. What we have seen in the last half decade is him settle for limping into the playoffs and never getting past the second round instead of trying to make substantive moves to contend. If I were a FA I wouldn't sign here because it could be that Kenny doesn't make any more moves and I would be stuck on a bubble team instead of being on a team on the rise.
He's not coming back. Ok? We'll never know if it's PR spin or not. You have ur Red Wings live in fantasy land opinion, I have a different one, but at the end of the day the loser is gone so lets just be happy about it.
The issue with Franzen is that his points tend to come in bunches and tend to be in games where they are next to meaningless. If he scored a hat trick in a 7-1 game that makes his stats look great, but does that get Detroit any closer to being relevant? Tootoo should be bought out, Cola shouldn't have been, as he, when he wasn't injured was better than Kindl and Lashoff, and when he was injured he didn't count against the cap anyway.