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Wings Talking Plans And Strategy

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

One last chance to get together and go over plans and strategy for the upcoming busy weeks in the NHL offseason.

That’s what the Detroit Red Wings’ front office will do for the next four days, as organizational meetings take place at Little Caesars Arena.

General manager Ken Holland, senior-vice president Jimmy Devellano, assistant GM Ryan Martin and coach Jeff Blashill, along with members of the pro scouting staff, among others, will meet and finalize a plan to attack the next several weeks.

The NHL Draft is June 22-23 in Dallas, the development camp for the team’s prospects and draft picks is June 26-30, and unrestricted free agency begins July 1.

“We bring the staff together and talk about what we are going to do for the next month,” Holland told The Detroit News. “We’ll go every player in our organization, then go through every player in other organizations.

“We’ll see if there are any opportunities (for trades).”

Holland talked with numerous general managers at last month’s draft combine in Buffalo, possibly laying the groundwork for possible trades at the draft.


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In other news, Elliotte Friedman in 31 Thoughts mentioned Dan Bylsma may be behind the Detroit bench as an assistant.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/10/18 at 02:22 PM ET


since we need more lottery picks in the next season or two, probably not a bad plan to more crap to our lousy staff.

Posted by akwingsfan on 06/10/18 at 04:55 PM ET


Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/10/18 at 02:22 PM ET

That would be an interesting move. Bylsma comes in as an assistant, Blashill finishes this year without a contract, Bylsma is head coach for 2019-2020 season, Holland becomes GM of Seattle 2020, Bettman scheduled lockout. The timeline is almost too perfect.

Posted by Manthanasiou87 on 06/10/18 at 07:50 PM ET


^  I mean, I’ve heard less possible things ....

Posted by SlimChance on 06/10/18 at 09:44 PM ET

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