Wings To Retain GM Holland, Coach Blashill

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Wings To Retain GM Holland, Coach Blashill 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:14 am

After missing the playoffs for the first time in 26 seasons, the Red Wings aren't embarking on a total shakeup.

GM Ken Holland says Jeff Blashill will remain Detroit's coach. Blashill, who was hired in 2015 after Mike Babcock's departure, made the playoffs in his first season, but Detroit went 33-36-13 in 2016-17.

"I believe in Jeff Blashill," Holland said Tuesday. "I believe in him because of his résumé before he got here. I worked with him every day. I know he works at it. He's talking to people. He's gathering information. He's trying to get better."

Holland received his own vote of confidence from Chris Ilitch, president and CEO of Ilitch Holdings and son of team owner Marian Ilitch. 


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