It utterly pisses me off because why in the hell would you agree that you'll "take care of him" the following season?!? That's called signing him to a 2 year contract... wow. But at the end of the day, it's a business. Cleary's health is obviously on the decline and has been for years. Despite him working hard and getting in good shape, his body is not the same and can't take the same punishment it could 5+ years ago. That's when you say, "we're sorry Danny, but we are very concerned about your health and we're going to need to pass."
It almost makes me feel like they want to keep him in the organization so badly after he retires that they're willing to let him drag along until then just so they don't piss him off and lose him to another management team.
It's just bad business on Holland's part. He needs to wake up because all of this loyalty that's being thrown around is only going to disgruntle the young prospects who are proving they're ready to make the jump and then you'll end up losing them the first chance they become UFA's.
The only sense I can make out of this is that they're moving forward on trading a young guy for Green, Yandle, Byfuglien, or Myers.... Doubtful though.
He has one year remaining on his contract and we have 10 mil in cap space.
You think it's better to leave the cap space wasted instead of using on a guy who could drastically turn around our PP and blueline?
Depends on what the cost is.... It's understandable to be reluctant to relinquish Tatar, Nyquist, Jurco, or Mantha. The offense is not exactly at it's best, and could be considered worse if they lose one of those guys.