Remember folks, this could've all just been posturing to get Mikey a better deal somewhere else. The fact that Mike's a Michigan native and the Wings bring in older players frequently just helped sell it more to other potential teams. If that's true, it just goes to show the class of the Wings organization, even regarding players that are not even a part of their team.
It's turning out exactly as Modano and Holland planned. Holland shows interest in Modano publicly to generate ineterest in him from other teams to see what he can get. Holland has probably already had his deal on the table all along and has told Modano that if he wants it it's there. So what's everyone so pissy about? He said "it's Detroit or retirement" to a reporter standing outside of Illitch's Tiger's suite, hell I'da said the same damn thing.