Franzen isn't going anywhere obviously. But it's sort of nice to see management is frustrated with his inconsistent effort as well.
Every contract we do isn’t going to be perfect,” said Jimmy Devellano, Red Wings senior vice president. “We have Franzen on a long-term contract. We’ve made a commitment to him, so he’s somebody we have to live with.
“But at least once in a while he scores a few goals. That he does do.
The article also makes it seem like the Wings are pretty sure that Franzen can be traded once his actual salary comes down.