News Article: THN: Kenny "I don't look over my shoulder" Holland

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  1. DATSOMATIC13

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    mantha39 End of an era

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    That's the attitude Kenny... you just wait bud...
     
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    You don't have to look over your shoulder, Kenny, when Yzerman is standing right in front of you.
     
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    He doesn't have to look over his shoulder because he already knows someone is standing behind him.
     
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    It's a fine interview, but people are going to take that one quote out of context and attack his character.
     
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    Holland and Yzerman are friends. I can't believe Yzerman would take over without Holland agreeing.

    That agreement may go back many years.
     
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    Lazlo Hollyfeld Not looking over my shoulder

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    It's pretty much a nothing interview and I kind of know what he's saying but rebuilding as GM is very different than being an entry level scout. He's been through it before, but he hasn't done it before.
     
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    What else did he say in this interview?
     
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    this sounds like a guy who thinks he has really good job security or knows he's done after this season. Hope it's the latter
     
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    I think kenny will always have a job practically anywhere he wants to work. His resume speaks for itself, and the only GM in the cap-era to achieve a rebuild on the fly.
     
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    Hopefully he will look at the door to LCA closed in front of his face very soon
     
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    Ken Holland has been involved drafting the winning core he did win 4 Cups and 6 President's trophies, and will be doing same again.

    He is drafting our next core for the next GM who'll get all the success.

    Such a great hockey-mind.

    This bashing is just disgusting. :shakehead
     
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    So is Jack Hughes like a poor man's Connor McDavid?:laugh:
     
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    By "achieving" re-building on the fly, I assume you mean "re-building on the fly to win the cup"? I only ask, because if you just mean doing it successfully and maintaining contending status, I would say San Jose did it as well.
     
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    This is really an attitude statement. He can't do his job if he's constantly feeling the hand of death chasing him. You see this attitude a lot from the obvious lame duck coaches. "I just look forward and think about winning the next game." And then they are fired. And they knew that was likely, but you can't be the leader of a franchise always checking under your bed for the pink slip boogieman.

    So it's a big pile of nothing, mostly. It's a guy trying to get the job done in front of him. I respect that.

    But... I think it's another indication of his hubris. His massive pride and confidence that he could beat the odds and maintain a dynasty.
     
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    Speaking selfishly, I would love to see Yzerman take over and initiate an honest rebuild in Detroit. For his own sake, I really hope Yzerman gets the gig in Seattle, because at this rate Holland is poised to leave this franchise in as good of shape as that which Rutherford left behind in Carolina: the on-ice equivalent of a suicide pass.

    That quote is printed as a standalone and pretty well speaks for itself. Please explain how it is being (or will be) taken out of context.
     
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    I'm pretty sure he doesn't feel the hand of death chasing him, quite the opposite. He's just having to swat away some annoying questions coming from the public, which he isn't used to. Otherwise professionally things are cushy for him, as they have been for most of the last 3 decades. Like a monkey swinging thru the jungle, he's got a firm grip of the vine in front of him before letting go of the one behind him (the DRW), and "my ass will never touch ground"
     
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    What has he done lately?
     
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    Asking anyone about their job stability is going to elicit the exact same response. What are you expecting Holland to say? "Yes, I'm constantly looking over my shoulder. I'm in hot water."
     
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    That or a centerman's Patrick Kane
     
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    Datsyukian Deke Is Holland gone yet?

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    The utter arrogance of this fool is amazing. He failed to mention that the people he had in the front office, and the Hall of Fame players that were gift wrapped to him, made it easy to win all those things for him. We've seen his true ability once all of those things left around him.
     
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    When you look at the line of questioning that THN purportedly asked before and after that exchange, it might just as well be you who is taking it out of context. The questioner appears to be trying to get Holland to tip his hand regarding this upcoming off-season and a potential hand-off/succession (i.e. "the Steve Yzerman situation"); anyone who knows the first damn thing about this organization knows that the chances of Holland being fired or otherwise unseated against his will are nil.
    He could've answered the follow-up question effectively the same way he answered the initial question: "No." For a guy who is normally tactful and almost graceful in his dealings with the press, Holland's response here was utterly revealing.
     
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    1st 2nd 3rd for Tatar
    2nd and 3rd for Brendan Smith
     
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    2nd and 3rd for Brendan Smith is still mind-boggling.
     
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