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PITTSBURGH - JUNE 09:  Chris Chelios #24 of the Detroit Red Wings against the Pittsburgh Penguins during Game Six of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals at the Mellon Arena on June 9, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Red Wings Name Assistant Coaches

Chris Chelios will expand his current role with the team and join the coaching staff, Dave Noel-Bernier has been hired as video coach and Jim Bedard will return for his 19th season as goaltending coach.

97.1 The Ticket–06/23/2015

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Holland On Hiring Blashill As New Red Wings Coach: ‘He Was Really The Only Candidate’

Moments before introducing new head coach Jeff Blashill, Ken Holland joked that the hiring was the worst-kept secret in Red Wings history.

CBS Detroit–06/09/2015

Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland introduces Jeff Blashill as the team's new head coach on June 9, 2015. (Photo by Ashley Dunkak/CBS Detroit)

Red Wings Introduce Jeff Blashill As New Head Coach

Blashill spent the last three seasons as the head coach of the Grand Rapids Griffins, the AHL affiliate of the Red Wings.

CBS Detroit–06/09/2015

Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland addresses the media about the departure of longtime head coach Mike Babcock. (Photo by Ashley Dunkak/CBS Detroit)

WATCH LIVE: Red Wings Introduce New Coach

The Red Wings are expected to hire Jeff Blashill, who is currently the head coach of the Grand Rapids Griffins.

CBS Detroit–06/08/2015

Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland addresses the media about the departure of longtime head coach Mike Babcock. (Photo by Ashley Dunkak/CBS Detroit)

Red Wings Won’t Announce Coach Until Griffins Done

General manager Ken Holland says the Red Wings will not announce a new coach until the Griffins are finished with the playoffs.

97.1 The Ticket–05/29/2015

Former Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock addresses the media at Joe Louis Arena and talks about his departure to the Toronto Maple Leafs. (Photo by Ashley Dunkak/CBS Detroit)

In Emotional Farewell, Babcock Says He Went Back And Forth A Hundred Times Before Choosing Toronto Over Detroit

“Is it about money? Sure it’s about money,” Babcock continued. “But there was enough money in every place it didn’t have a factor in the decision.”

CBS Detroit–05/22/2015

PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 23: Detroit Red Wings General Manager Ken Holland (L) and Detroit Red Wings Senior Vice President Jim Devellano speak during day two of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 23, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

After Babcock’s Departure, Detroit’s Focus Turns To Blashill

The Detroit Red Wings are ready to start searching for a new coach — and right now there’s only one clear candidate.

97.1 The Ticket–05/21/2015

Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland addresses the media about the departure of longtime head coach Mike Babcock. (Photo by Ashley Dunkak/CBS Detroit)

‘We Got 10 Great Years’ Says Red Wings General Manager Of Coach Babcock

“I’ve got mixed emotions because he is one of the greatest coaches in the league, if not the greatest coach in the league,” said Holland.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/20/2015

Wings General Manager Ken Holland. (Credit/Sandra McNeill)

Term Of Contract Was Sticking Point Between Red Wings, Babcock

“I couldn’t justify going past five years,” Holland said Wednesday.

CBS Detroit–05/20/2015

Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland addresses the media about the departure of longtime head coach Mike Babcock. (Photo by Ashley Dunkak/CBS Detroit)

Blashill Tops Short List Of Candidates To Replace Babcock

The search for the next head coach of the Detroit Red Wings will likely not take long, and the team will likely not need to look far.

CBS Detroit–05/20/2015

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