Based on his s***ty season, lack of improvement and high salary?
You mean based on 60% of a season? And 900,000 isn't that high comparatively speaking.
Detroit didn't have "a little bit of time". If they weren't up against the cap Leino would have stayed.
There are always options. Despite a rough season, Holland shouldn't have turned his sights right to one of our most valuable prospects.
How much was he making?
900,000. Okay....? You do know Kris Draper makes more than that and Kirk Maltby just made a tad less that season.
13 games doesn't make a career.
Oh okay, but 60% of a rookie season does.
Brett Lebda is a defenseman. Not much of a point in getting rid of a defenseman for a forward to replace when you still have to put a defenseman in the lineup anyway.
We have a log jam of defensemen. One (whether it be Lebda or Meech) could have easily been moved. And even if we didn't move a defenseman. Why not get rid of guys we know won't be coming back next year? Maltby? Williams? I would have been fine with either one over Leino who at WORST was a question mark.
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