Rules: -You get 4 spots. Ranked or not, your call. -Only based on the 2017-18 season. -Only using 2017-18 cap number. -Only based on players, so you guys don't just say Holland and Blashill plus two players every time. Which 4 guys would you have chiseled into the side of a mountain so people could look back for all time and see the four guys who most underperformed their comp in the NHL for the Wings in 2017-18? Here's mine: Howard, Nielsen, Dekeyser, Green. I'm honestly stunned I couldn't get Abby or Helm on this list, but even though their contracts are on the spectrum between 'bad' and 'oh come on', they both had decent enough years to at least get them in the vicinity. Dekeyser: He's my #1, by a mile. I could not think of a single encouraging thing about either him, his year, or his future. There is literally nothing positive I can say about him. My child will nearly graduate High School before I can stop looking at Dekeyser in a Wings jersey. I am not thrilled by this, as my child has yet to hit puberty. Nielsen: The clear #2. There are a decent number of encouraging, positive things I can say about Nielsen... it's just that they are things I should be able to say about a 24 year old checking line center entering the first year of his bridge deal for 2.5 and not a 33 year old dude making 5 and a bleeping quarter per. Howard and Green share the Bronze (mixing metaphors now) for having almost identical 2018's relative to their contracts. Both are paid as top tier players at their positions, and both were much more like slightly below league average players at their positions. That disparity pushes them past Abby and Helm (another matched pair) on my personal mountainside. Honorable mention, perhaps with their likeness carved into a tree on a pleasant dell nearby: Abby, Helm, Nyquist. I mean, Gustav... you are an offensive player making 4.75 and you have 1 more ES point than Helm? Come on. Not included: Mrazek and Tatar, who by getting traded for relative hauls certainly earned whatever their contracts were this year, even though their on-ice play sucked.