Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 11/16/14

DETROIT - NOVEMBER 22: General Manager, Ken Holland, of the Detroit Red Wings listens to a question during a press conference on November 22, 2005 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. The team was holding a press conference on the condition of player, Jiri Fischer, who collapsed when his heart stopped during a game on November 21. Fisher is listed in improved condition. (Photo by Tom Pidgeon/Getty Images)
On a very grumpy morning for a mildly aggravated blogger: Regardless of what you, I or Red Wings GM Ken Holland would like to believe as to whether Zach Parise, Ryan Suter or any other player might test the waters of unrestricted free agency, the plain and simple truth of the matter is that it’s the player’s decision. The player’s current rights-holders can do everything in their power to convince said players to stay, but in the case of “marquee” free agents, history tends to suggest that one might as well flip a coin when attempting to predict whether a player wishes to remain where he is, or whether the lure of having a Brinks truck backed up to their porch and being told they never have to worry about being taken care of for the foreseeable future, by multiple suitors, is simply too tempting to resist, even if that means making a decision regarding a long-term commitment to an unknown employer over the course of an hour, or often, fifteen or twenty minutes. Continue reading "Red...
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