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07-30-2008, 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Henkka View Post
Maybe you just don't understand the work what Holland has done to build this team so attractive, that superstars want to play at Wings "for free".

He has been the Red Wings GM for 11 years and is responsible for all the good things that now are happening.

All credit getting Hossa goes to Holland by 100%, when you just think a little bit this situation.
Think you're over doing it a bit. The Hossa signing should exist in a vacuum. It's the only time and probably will be the only time someone signs a deal that risky for the benefit of a team. Even when guys were restructuring contracts it wasn't quite like this. They were still getting paid what they were worth. And that Hossa wanted to do it definitely amounts to him falling in the team's lap. As for the culture of the Wings... that's Mike Illich's doing. Holland's played a role, but I'm not giving him that yet. And frankly our culture can just as easily push players away since they know they can't get top dollar here. Let's enjoy the work AND circumstances that have given us this great team. Cause assigning credit to good luck is a bit silly...

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