I never liked him either but one of the reasons I was against signing him is that we wouldn't have the cap space to sign Suter or Parise. I still think Holland is going to trade some forwards away. If not, I have no clue what he's thinking. We have like 15 forwards once Abdelkader is resigned. That's not including Tatar either.
You've got the possibility of Holmstrom too. Then you've got two NHL ready prospects in Tatar and Sheahan (sort of here).