A worse version of Babcock that can't get an even more talented team than the Wings out of the first round? Hitchcock wears on his players within a couple years everywhere he goes. Blashill already has a relationship with most of the roster in Detroit. I get the inexperience angle, but Hitchcock doesn't make sense to me given the situation here and the Red Wings plans to continue getting younger.
Hitchcock to me comes off as a coach who has the same systems and style as Babs, but is a s***ty people person. Babs is more intelligent in terms of getting the best out of his players. Players have a history of tuning Hitch out.
Bylsma is madly overrated. Players like him, but a good coach will coach circles around the guy.
In other words, Blash is the guy. If Blash turns out to not be the guy, go after Tippet.