I don't think it's ideal to move him soon, but if someone comes along and offers up something decent for him, I think Holland will listen and consider it. If Mrazek starts off humming along and Howard plays well in his starts, it would be ideal to move him sooner rather than later while we can get something decent for him. It's not going to get any easier to move a goalie with his contract as time goes on, and even in Holland's roughest years, he's proven again and again that he's quite adept at finding capable backups at great price points. I see no reason to believe he can't do it again. But I think the earliest this gets done is at the trade deadline. Next summer is most likely when it'll go down though.
I don't really care; after all, where's the money going to go at this point anyways? But I don't really get it. I don't know what he's trying to prove at this point. I almost feel bad for him more than anything. He must really be struggling with letting go. I can understand that, but man...at some point, it shouldn't be Holland who has to say "no." Dan should know by now.