Easier to swallow when you have Zetterberg, Datsyuk, Franzen, Lidstrom, Rafalski on your team. We can't afford to lose 50-60 point players because we lack offence. Detroit can because they have a plethora of young skilled talent coming in at every turn because their drafting philosophy and developmental philosophy is more successful and better then ours.
You can't compare this current management to Detroits, there's a reason they're always at the top and always stanley cup contenders.
are you saying you can "give away players" and still be contender ?