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"We can't keep everybody." Now, I heard that phrase escape Red Wings GM Ken Holland's lips about 56,874 times last season. Facing the impossible task of extending Marian Hossa's one-year, $7.45 million contract, and also giving raises to guys like Mikael Samuelsson, Jiri Hudler, and Ty Conklin; Holland made it clear that fans should not expect to see all of these names back for the 2009-10 season. Little did we (or Holland for that matter) know that none of these players would be back in 2009-10, but still, the mass exodus that was the Summer of 2009 in Detroit was simply the result of the Red Wings hitting their collective head against the salary cap. This offseason, things are a bit different. Instead of asserting that there are players they can't keep, Holland has made it clear that the ...

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