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Chris Ilitch is taking part in the “Learn, Play, Score” initiative which will reach more than 30,000 Detrot kids.  See Cotsonika's previous tweets.

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Chris Ilitch is taking part in the “Learn, Play, Score” initiative

Maybe the players should attend.

Posted by TreKronor on 02/18/20 at 08:10 PM ET

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More from Ilitch from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

“Rebuilds are tough, right?” he said Tuesday. “Nobody likes to lose. I don’t like to lose, our fans don’t like to lose, our players don’t want to lose. But, I think that what we are looking at and measuring is progress, and I think Steve has settled in incredibly well.

“He hasn’t had an opportunity to make an incredible impact because it’s only been months, but I think his first draft was successful. He is trying to make moves to make our team better, and to really create an environment where a lot of our younger players can continue to develop. I know his strategy is to continue to acquire NHL-caliber talent.”...

“We all know, particularly here in Detroit where we built championship teams starting and focusing on drafting wisely,” Ilitch said. “That’s what Steve is focused on. He knows what to do in his role. He’s executing that plan. I think now it’s on all of us to exhibit patience, because these things take time.

“My feeling is, Detroiters want a winner. We want a winner. I can tell you our entire organization from Steve all the way down, are working exceptionally hard to deliver a winner. And I believe we will get there. It is just going to take time.”



Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/18/20 at 09:04 PM ET

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