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Live Stream- Welcome Derek Lalonde

via the YouTube page of the Detroit Red Wings,

Detroit Red Wings Governor, President and CEO Christopher Ilitch and Red Wings executive vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman welcome  the 28th head coach in franchise history, Derek Lalonde, live from Little Caesars Arena.

Watch below.and the stream is scheduled to start at 10:55am.

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Paul's avatar

If interested, Brad Galli with numerous tweets from the presser.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/01/22 at 11:08 AM ET

RorSchach's avatar

A lot of off topic questions. But coach Lalonde just wants to win. I can dig it.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 07/01/22 at 11:43 AM ET

detroitredwings's avatar

...and a lot of “process” mentioned.

Posted by detroitredwings on 07/01/22 at 11:48 AM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

...and a lot of “process” mentioned.

Posted by detroitredwings on 07/01/22 at 11:48 AM ET

Agree. Time to re-open the coaching search. wink

Posted by ilovehomers on 07/01/22 at 11:50 AM ET


..and a lot of “process” mentioned.

Well if that process leads to coming within 2 wins of a 3-peat I’m good with it. I was honestly very impressed with everything I heard from Lalonde.

Posted by godblender on 07/01/22 at 11:54 AM ET

Paul's avatar

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

Derek Lalonde was officially introduced Friday as the 28th head coach of the Detroit Red Wings.

Lalonde was introduced by Wings owner and governor Chris Ilitch, and general manager Steve Yzerman, culminating a two-month search for a head coach.

“It’s a huge responsibility and I’m very excited about the challenge going forward,” Lalonde said.

One of the immediate priorities, said Lalonde, is to reach out and contact players to establish relationships.


Also, the press conference has been archived and ready to watch, the presser starts at the 9:00 mark.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/01/22 at 12:00 PM ET


Lalonde is a very good coach who succeeded at every level and apparently likes the “process”. As much as I am excited with him, I kept thinking during the press conference that we were all excited about Blashill 7 years ago as well. He also succeeded in his jobs, good with young players., holds them accountable, loves the process. The biggest difference Lalonde is going to a team on an upswing and Blashill took the team on a clear decline.

Posted by VPalmer on 07/01/22 at 12:16 PM ET


By the way, do we know the terms of the contract? Did I miss that?

Posted by VPalmer on 07/01/22 at 12:20 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

I’ll overlook the word “process” for now. Lalonde is definitely coming into a better situation than Blashill did so my expectations are higher.

I’m happy to be looking forward with the new Coach and his staff. Good luck to Coach Derek Lalonde, and, the Detroit Red Wings.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 07/01/22 at 12:27 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Amazingly, the Red Wings rank last in both the power play and the penalty kill cumulatively over the past seven seasons

There’s only one way from this debacle, up.  Of all the Blashill seven-year legacies this is very disturbing, and indicative.

Posted by RWBill on 07/01/22 at 12:31 PM ET


Yeah, that’s an amazing stat. I knew we were bad, but did not even think that bad.

Posted by VPalmer on 07/01/22 at 12:44 PM ET

OlderThanChelios's avatar

...and a lot of “process” mentioned.

Posted by detroitredwings


Let’s just hope that Lalonde’s process is one the players can understand – and one that actually works.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 07/01/22 at 02:24 PM ET

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