After nearly 20 years in the Red Wings organization, it appears that veteran forward Tomas Holmstrom has reached the end of the road. According to a report in the Detroit Free Press, the team does not plan to re-sign the veteran free agent, and expects Holmstrom to retire in just a few weeks.
Drafted in the 10th round in 1994, Holmstrom made a name for himself as perhaps the best in the game at parking himself in front of the net on the power play to screen the goalie and collect rebound and deflection goals. The burly forward took a world of abuse in doing so, which resulted in just one full season in the last 12 years, and it seems unlikely that he’d be able to keep up with another 82-game schedule in a season during which he’ll turn 40 (in January).
With a crowded bottom-6 and a need to get some of their youngsters NHL experience, the Wings also simply don’t have room for Holmstrom at this point.
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Michael T Carr May 16th
Another good article, Craig Lowell.
Charlie Lobosco May 1st
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Scott Cohen May 1st
Charlie.. very well said.. he does have guts
Scott Cohen May 1st
but it shouldn’t require guts. .like you said it’s nobody’s business but his own
Hisham Zameeth April 30th
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Kareem Musa Mayowa April 29th
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Maritess Lim April 28th
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mimi_aragon84 April 28th
I feel no pity for him. First of all, it is EAGLE, COLORADO, not Eagleton, secondly he enjoyed success and adulation from fans from 2003…
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