Completely agree on Todd McLellan. Bring Blashill up as an assistant. Continue to groom him.
I guess I think of Holland as the main person to bring in talent. When he isn't. I blame him. That's how black and white I look at it though.
This is probably one of his biggest off seasons. He needs to better prepare for Pasha and Z's departures. He really didn't with Lids or Rafalski. Years prior to their retirements, he could've been planning. Granted Kronwall and E never materialized into absolute greats, but again, isn't it his job to foresee some of that stuff? I don't know, maybe I just don't understand his role.
The same way I blame the Lions for years of not getting the right players, I blame other teams.
If he goes out and gets value for Howard, that would be a step in the right direction.
I don't think you can have 6 million tied up in two #1 starting goalies.
I will agree with you about Howard - that is if there's a package that can be made to shore up other areas on the roster - then why not look at what's out there.
"I don't know why they're not coming here" - Ken Holland
That's a hard question to answer.
Is it due to the impression the city of Detroit gives to outsiders? Has the novelty of being a Red Wing worn off? Is playing for Babcock a pain in the ass? By signing some players in the past, and then not getting ice time starting to bite the Wings in the ass?
I'm thinking the answer is 'yes' to all of the above.
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