Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 11/20/14

DETROIT - APRIL 16: Tomas Holmstrom #96 of the Detroit Red Wings skates against goalie Steve Mason #1 of the Columbus Blue Jackets during Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 16, 2009 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan.(Photo By Dave Sandford/Getty Images)
Tomas Holmstrom, talking with text buddy and BFF Helene St. James, isn't ready to make anything close to a decision just yet. "I have not decided what I'm going to do," Holmstrom said today. Holmstrom finished a two-year deal last season, leaving him an unrestricted free agent. His best friend, fellow Swede and longtime teammate, Nicklas Lidstrom, retired in May. Where Lidstrom left with a calm conscience, knowing that it was the right decision for him, Holmstrom is unconvinced about which path to take. "I will take my time," he said. More here, and a couple good points from St. James (taking a break from Snowball Watch): if Homer's gonna play, his spot isn't automatic.  Looking at the roster now and knowing what he brings to the table...he'd have to try out, much like Mike Knuble may intend to. Oh, and this... One thing is certain: He doesn't want to play hockey unless it's in Detroit. "Wings it is," Holmstrom said. Exactly. Wings it is, indeed.
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