Speculating on the next Red Wings head coach is a little like speculating on the next Democratic nominee for president.
“The worst day I’ve had in coaching in Detroit, period, in my 10 years here, was yesterday, bar none,” Babcock added.
“When you wake up today, you play the guy and the players that you think give you the best chance to win that night,” Holland said.
“We’re trying to continue to really develop our team going forward so that we don’t have to go into a massive rebuild,” Holland said.
Holland would not confirm the Red Wings had pursued Phaneuf, saying he could not talk about another team’s player.
Howard had been allowing an average of 2.11 goals, fourth in the league, and had been selected for the All-Star Game.
The Detroit Red Wings announced today that the team has signed executive vice president and general manager Ken Holland to a new four-year contract that will keep him with the organization through the 2017-18 season.
Detroit Red Wings Executive Vice President/General Manager Ken Holland today announced that the Red Wings will once again host their annual NHL Prospects Tournament and Training Camp at the Centre ICE Arena in Traverse City, Mich., along with a Training Camp Alumni and Celebrity Game and the 15th Annual Training Camp Golf Classic.
“We’re going to be way younger than you’re used to,” Babcock said. “We’re going to end up with a lot of kids on this team.”
Holland said he had not spoken to Babcock about his contract but anticipated doing so.