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by Paul on 10/01/13 at 09:32 AM ET
from Ansar Khan of Mlive,
Now, with greater expectations, they must take another step. For the team's sake, it had better not be backwards.
“When you're dealing with younger players there's always a concern they have an off year or take a little bit of a step back,'' Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said. “Sometimes they've had a good year and they get a little comfortable, complacent and all the sudden things start to happen fast, and once it gets spiraling in the wrong direction it's hard to turn it around.''
Holland is confident that won't be the case with this group – “We're not talking about 19-, 20-, 21-year-olds. Our players are a little older, a little more experienced, a little more mature.''
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