“We have to continue to move the puck better and get better structurally,” coach Mike Babcock said, “but I like lots of things about us.”
Babcock told 97.1 The Ticket the disagreement did not mean friction between him and Holland, at least no more than usual.
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“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.
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The coach agreed that the team’s lack of experience might have played into the game.