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01-17-2013, 05:34 PM
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This just seems like Holland's "we're the Detroit Red Wings!" type hubris. He thinks prospects will wait because Detroit is such a great team and it'll be worth it in the end. But truthfully, these guys just want to start their careers. Every year they aren't in the NHL is a year they're losing 400+ thousand dollars. If they think they're good enough to start working, it no doubt seems unfair to them for Holland to say "sorry, you don't get the job this year" for arbitrary reasons. What's worse is that the kids are right and Holland is wrong in terms of competition. The team would be better off.

I think Holland failed the same way with Suter and Parise. He thought that they would take less to play for Detroit, and they made it abundantly clear that they would not. It's just hubris. He has some idea about Detroit as a team that is not at all grounded in reality.

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