Ken Holland has no influence on whether Nick Lidstrom decides to play another season or if he calls it a career.
But if Lidstrom comes back, there's only one reason to do so: win a Stanley Cup.
As of right now, the Red Wings have just over $20.7 million in cap space (per CapGeek.com).
If Lidstrom comes back, paying him the $6.2 million that he made this season wouldn't make sense if Detroit tried to re-sign a few of their restricted free agents, mainly Darren Helm, Justin Abdelkader and potentially Kyle Quincey, if his rights are not traded before free agency.
So ballpark those three salaries in the $5 million to $6 million range combined.
That leaves Detroit with $15 million or so to work with.
If Detroit is going after Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, then Lidstrom would have to take a pay cut to play with Detroit.
How much? Well Lidstrom already has made $42.5 million (per CapGeek.com) since the start of the 2006-07 season, and he doesn't need the money.
Will he be a member of the Red Wings in the fall for a huge pay cut?
And how much will that pay cut be?