Because he hasn't gotten better since then. Where does he slot in the lineup? If you can sign him on cheap deal and have him play in Rockford, sure keep him. But if he wants NHL money, there's no room for him. He's not better than Keith, Dahlstrom, Gus, or even Koekkoek (lh defenders on the roster). Not sure why you're comparing him to an elite level talent like Strome.