While that is remotely possible, it would mean that Detroit is trading one of its core players away.
You don't give someone an 11 year contract if he's not part of your long term plans.
That is true, I guess it depends on your definition used here. I meant to take it as core going forward which in my mind at least means you need to re-assess the position of players on the club. In my mind, for Franzen a lot of that rests on the playoffs.