NHL Network (radio) just blasted the Wings management.
Some caller they were talking to brought up Babs for being in the running for the Jack Adams. The host immediately wrote it off, saying Wings management have done an absolute terrible job with getting in successors for Lids, Ralfs, Datsyuk and Zetterberg and that Howard is awful. States after next year when Dats and Hank are bordering retirement, the Wings are looking at a long playoff dry spell.
Agree with him for the most part.
The media has been writing that script since 2002. I think Holland has botched the defense since Nick retired, but beyond that people claimed the Wings were done when Stevie left too.
Apparently they haven't watched all of the young talent on the team this season. The best line is comprised of three "kids".
I think the future is very bright with some tinkering along the way.