Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 10/18/14

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 22: Tomas Holmstrom #8 of the Detroit Red Wings during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on October 22, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Red Wings 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Paul here for George who is deep-digging in Traverse City… from Chuck Pleiness of Red Wings Front, The writing seems to be on the wall for Tomas Holmstrom and it’s all saying it may be time to retire. However, Wings general manager Ken Holland isn’t ready to close the book on Holmstrom until the two of them actually sit down and meet. “We’re going to talk, if not in the next couple of days for sure next week,” Holland said at a press conference Wednesday afternoon at Comerica Park to unveil a few of the players that will participate in this year’s Winter Class Alumni game. “I wanted to give him a lot of time. It’s been tough for him. His best friend was Nick Lidstrom. And he sees a lot of the players he grew up with have retired. “He’s battled,” Holland added. “He’s played a hard 1,000 games. I think he wants to make sure that the decision that he makes, if he’s going to play, that he’s passionate about coming back, especially with the loss of Nick.” continued and more o
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