Again, this is the result of too few resources resulting from too many second- & third-tier players being overpaid for extended terms. Only a couple years left before we get Franzen’s cap hit to work with, but that is a couple more years. Then it will be Z’s deal eventually still hanging out there. At least that will have been justified by his contributions.
That in addition to trading away some of our young talent just to bring in veteran help so we could put off the word “rebui
At least we had a quarter century of excellence so we have our memories. I guess that is what Holland seems to think.
I could live with preaching patience if a new regime were in place. Holland seems to be flailing along livingon past glories. The Illich kids grew up on his knee apparently, it must be like asking someone to fire a favorite Uncle. Holland needs to simply retire and let someone with a fresh approach take a stab.
Uh, yeah. They don’t seem to remember how to fire people. With few exceptions, their repeated mistake has been over-rewarding loyalty and hoping that doing the same that they have been doing will once again lead to legitimate competition, all the while redefining what “legitimate competition” means until it means just making the playoffs, when more than half of the NHL does that.
And now, they extend Holland and Blashill. “Everything is fine!” “Fine” now = we’ll be out of the bottom
My biggest problem with the Wings in a nut shell is we were absolutely loaded with front office people who now run other teams or leagues. Shanny runs the Leafs along with Babs, Nill aggressively runs the Stars, Yzerman may be the best GM in the game, Peters coaches Calgary and is highly thought of. Larionov is a highly thought of agent in the KHL where Fetisov is president of fabled CSKA Moscow team and is so revered in Russia that a Russian astronomer named a discovered asteroid after him. Ger