Not that I watched the game yesterday, but Auld doesn't get paid top dollar to blow.
I guess I see salary as a decision made that can't be helped, so it doesn't bother me to see a high-dollar guy struggle as opposed to a low-dollar guy (especially when the guy in question is a UFA at the end of the year). You don't get extra goals or points in the standing because of salary.
Wandell got demoted because that line hasn't scored since he moved to center it. I love his speed, but an offensive dynamo he ain't.