I disagree. I'd rather have Cleary as our 13th/14th forward at practice every day, in the weight room, and teaching the kids how to be a pro, rather than a scrub like Nestrasil. He might be a slight upgrade over Andersson, and even that is questionable. That coming from one of Andersson's biggest critics... Andersson will be the next to be waived, and he will be claimed by another team, and just like Nestrasil (and Leino and Ritola...) will have a decent stretch of games before vanishing off the face of the earth...
The Wings players are going to be best served playing against NHL caliber players in practice. Danny is not, or he would be playing. But if his other intangibles are of value bring him into the organization as a coach. Don't WASTE a roster spot. He definately won't be on any roster next year. Holland gave up a young kid with size for nothing. Nobody is saying the Wings are going to vanish off the face of the earth. It is about assets. They will be bounced in the first round though. They are certainly a good team, but not a special team.
No. No one is. Nestrasil, as stated by krsmith, on the other hand, probably will... Reading. It's fun-duh-mental.
In other news: Players that move on from the Wings often time play some decent games for the team they're playing for now. It happens. ...but when you're speaking of asset management, you have to pick and choose. Not every player needs to stay. Not every player that gets moved should have gone. If there's a team in this league that knows about asset management it's this one. Let's not get confused. We haven't had any major botches... such as trading away a Filip Forsberg type player since... well... I can't quite recall. Anyone?