Milan Hejduk will not play for the Colorado Avalanche next year. Hejduk was drafted by the then Quebec Nordiques who selected him in the fourth round (No. 87) of the 1994 NHL Draft.
Hejduk has gotten some offers from a few other clubs, but nothing that seems to fit. It is clear that Hejduk is not looking for a 1 year deal. He is looking for a team to call home.
“He’s not going to take some (minimum) salary. It could be a contract with bonuses or something like that, if he achieved them then it’s fair to both sides. But we’ll see, as I said there is no rush,” Crha said. (NHL.com)
At some point most players are faced with the process of moving on. It seems that in Hejduk’s case the Avalanche just don’t have room for the aging winger. There are a lot of young clubs out there, and they all could use the leadership, and veteran presence that Hejduk would bring. However it seems he is looking for the perfect fit, and that can be a dangerous game. My advice; try to see the bigger picture. You just may be part of something great.