Mike Ilitch hasn't run the day to day operations of the Wings or the Tigers for many years. It's so ridiculous to say "He doesn't care about the Wings". Yeah, he didn't offer a couple hundred million to try and get Parise and Suter, did he? No, he doesn't care about the Wings. Chris Ilitch spends money on the Tigers because he CAN. There's no cap to worry about. He did the same with the Wings when he could. The Bertuzzi/Sammy/Cleary situations have been beaten to death, and two of them haven't seen the ice in forever, yet it still doesn't keep people from complaining about it.
That the Wings have this much young talent without any high draft picks in forever is remarkable and Holland should be commended for that. If they do make the playoffs after all they've been through this season and are able to rebuild on the fly yet again and be competitive, Holland should never be criticized again.
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