1st the signing of Franzen over Hossa whoch now looks worse and worse.
Weiss signing over Filppula. Yes there was time where Filppula looked lost but let's face it at half the player he is better then Weiss. Those 25 goals and 33 assists would have looked nice on the roster last year.
He used his last buyout on Tootoo who was to make a little over 1 million this year on the last year of his deal...why?
This season its sitting back and watching other teams pick up players. I know the Red Wings aren't really a destination anymore but I wouldn't have bitched even if the Red Wings took a 1 year flyer on Heatley. Which he ended up signing for 1 million with Anaheim.
Hell they should have just bit the bullet and brought legwand back.
Now there is no promise that even Alfredsson will come back. Also with the talks of trading Tatar for Green I just don't know anymore.
I've tried soo hard to support Holland but I just can't anymore.
Filppula was offered roughly the same contract he signed with tampa but for 7 years, he turned it down, went to free agency, circled back to the wings but they had already used up their cap space.
Hossa was offered the same contract they gave Franzen, he turned it down so they went with plan b and signed Franzen.