In that article, it says that the Red Wings told him they will not trade his contract to relieve the cap. Holland, in his obsessive loyalty will eat the $7.5M hit for the year and handicap his team for no reason but to stay loyal. f*** Holland, he needs to be fired!
i feel howards being over praised, during that "bad stretch" of mrazek's our whole team was playing like trash. Wings management just don't like seeing money sitting on the bench, they play the money. Thus is why they so heavily try to rely on dats and Z. Not sayin their incapable just im not sure they can carry this team anymore.
The whole team has played like trash more or less all season. Mrazek has been a dumpster fire since his birthday, and for the most part it has had little to do with the play in front of him. Since he started playing bad, Howard has been much sharper. This is why he's been getting the starts. Not because he gets paid more, but because he has been giving the team the best chance to win. If it was because of his bigger paycheck, Howard would have been the starter all season long, and that clearly wasn't the case from October to February.