Fixation on this "less is more" quote is too redundant.
It's taken completely out of context and quoted wrong. He said "less can be more exciting" and as I understood it Holland said that in regard to the league as a whole , not specifically for the Red Wings. He also made clear several times that he wants to improve the Wings, but that it is going to be difficult and a long term process. Overall the presser this year was probably the one in which he was the most critical towards the state of the team.
This article is not even close hitting the nail. It's far more close to the thumb......
Question ... how does changing lines and TOI actually work?? So often, we blame the coach for amount of time on the ice but what I understand is that players just jump on and off for shifts ... it's like they intuitively know when they go. I mean, I don't ever see coaches tapping on players shoulders to say 'you three are next'. Maybe during time outs, a coach can send guys out specifically for a play. So ... how does it really work?
It's pretty simple. The coach calls the name of the line thats going out next, usually by the name of the center. So if you're RW on Zetterbergs line and you hear Blashill calling "Z" or "Zetterberg" you know its your turn. Then you wait for your "changing partner", in this case the RW currently on the ice. If he comes up for the change you go.
I'd give Blash some time. It was his first season, he made the playoffs. He also made a few questionable decisions, but I want to see him coaching another year before I decide if I hate him.