Abel to Yzerman
by IwoCPO on 08/10/12 at 02:56 PM ET
I don’t know about you, but I get the feeling that if it was purely up to Tomas Holmstrom? He’d have already announced he’s coming back. But I’m no pharmacist. Brendan Savage from MLive? He’s smarter and he’s much quicker to lap up whatever the Wings are spooning him.
“I haven’t talked to Tomas much,” general manager Ken Holland said. “We had talked about him taking all of June and July to see what he wants to do. I talked to him briefly in July. He’s going to take the summer, obviously.
“If he decides to play – we’ve signed (Jordin) Tootoo and (Mikael) Samuelsson and (Damien) Brunner and (Gustav) Nyquist – we have to have a discussion between Homer and I and probably Mike Babcock to see where he fits in.”
Lies. Holland hasn’t talked to Homer “much”? Liar.
You know he has. He has and he’s waiting like the rest of us. If the Wings don’t sign a scoring power forward (Doan), or trade for one (Ryan)? Homer’s got a likely spot. But they’ve, in my opinion, told him to hold his horses and see what the future holds, the immediate future. And if not that, then Holland doesn’t want to re-sign him until the CBA mess is cleaned up.
Either way, this isn’t a case of Holmstrom dragging his big Hall of Fame feet and ass (Yep, I went there…HOF). No way he would have waited this long to just decide whether to play or not.
It’s Holland holding it up. The question that remains is why he is. This isn’t a slam at Holland. God forbid I throw a dart at Kenny, right HockeyinHD? It’s just a statement of perceived fact on my part. Tick Tock still has irons in the fire and Homer’s a backup if the Summer of Suck continues, not a primary consideration.
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