It shouldn’t come as an earth shattering surprise that Jason Williams has been given a one way ticket out of Detroit. In very diplomatic language Ken Holland said…
We are certainly interested in having him back and we think he is interested in coming back. But, right now, it’s really early in the process. The player has to do what is right for him and we have to do what is right for the club.
Looking at the stats Williams sucked last year. This is hard for me to say because I really liked the guy the last time he was a Red Wing so much so I bought a Williams jersey. In reality, he had one of the worst performances of his career (15 points, minus 7 rating) and he was injured for a large portion of the season (38 games) with a broken fibula.
Holland is keeping the door ajar in case all hell breaks loose and we need him back. This sucks because jerseys aren’t cheap!