Confirmed with Link: Blashill to coach Wings next season

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  1. 21 Savage

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    Per official twitter and facebook page. Didn’t see a thread for it and figured it deserved its own.

    Kind of surreal to see them not even wait out to see if any talent available. I also strongly assume Athanasiou is getting traded now.

     
  2. Cyborg Yzerberg

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    Nothing this team doesn’t do surprises me.
     
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    What's the over-under that we start next year with the exact same roster, probably minus one of our more sparky young guys?
     
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    Well, here's to more dump and chase!
     
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    Another high 1st overall coming. :)

    I'll take it.

    That what almost everybody in here years ago was rooting for. Blashill will complete those wishes.
     
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    Blashill + Coreau = Jack Hughes
     
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    really doubt Coreau's back

    Holland did mention exploring the market for Goalies in his press conference so I imagine we'll see some cheap veteran free agent as the backup next year
     
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    Red Wings commit to mediocrity.
     
  9. Orthodox Caveman

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    Blash will help us #Lose4Hughes
     
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    By playing Zetterberg 20 minutes/night?
     
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    by using Nielsen as a third line shutdown center with Glendening on his wing. :popcorn:
     
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    I mean, I expected the same season in terms of standings and suckage, so idc.

    The only thing I worry about is the progression of the young players.
     
  13. jkutswings

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    I sure hope not. For all the talk of, 'OK, we give up. It's finally time to rebuild', Hank should get a noticeable drop in ATOI this year.

    The problem is that Larkin is the only other center that deserves a top six assignment.
     
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  14. Fire Ken Holland

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    One of these years that's going to be an awful strategy. Maybe this coming year.
     
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    TheMule93 On a mule rides the swindler

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    im pretty indifferent to this decision
     
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    mediocre GM mediocre head coach.
     
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    Blash will only be as good as the team hes' given and he played Larkin, Mantha, and Bert for big top 6 minutes, so its not like he's not giving kids big roles.
     
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    I’m fine with this. We need more top 5 picks. Kakko would look great in a red wings sweater
     
  20. Orthodox Caveman

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    Well since Datsyuk left we've been a lottery team twice so why not. Better Blash instead of a coach that will work miracles to move this team into a worse draft position.
     
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    Here is the slogan for next year, boys and girls.

    #Lose4Hughes
     
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    Not a fan but 1 more year is fine. Another top 10 pick (unless something unthinkable happens) and then we can hopefully start turning the corner and try to win again.
     
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    Another year of the dumbest coach challenges coming up.

    Yes and no IMO. I still believe he doesn't know how to tweak his system to maximize the output of his players.
     
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    Because even finishing last is no guarantee of anything.
    I'd still like to maximize this time for the development of younger players.
     
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