Its Monday July 10th and over this weekend we have leaned a lot about Detroit Red Wings forward Tomas Tatar. A lot in that he wants money that Ken Holland doesn’t want him to have.
Tatar said this weekend that “If I don’t get the contract I want , this will be my last year”. Will he get his contract he wants ? Probably not , considering we are low on the cap space and still need to sign Andreas Athaniseiou.
Consequently , loosing Tatar will hurt our forward depth. Tatar has been a solid player in all the years he has played here. Tatar, has led in goal scoring in all but one year he has played for us and been consistent at times. He’s been our best player besides Zetterberg these last couple years without Datsyuk and helped Wings make the playoffs 2 years ago.
Sadly Ken Holland is making another of many mistakes he has made in this salary cap era. He’s saying no to giving to arguably our best player a 5 million dollar a year contract. That’s cheap compared to other NHL superstars.
We will see by the end of the month if a contract will be agreed too. If not Tatar has stated this will be his last year , which will hurt the wings. Please Holland don’t mess this one up !