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Jeff Blashill On Filip Zadina

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

“He’s played really, really good hockey,” Blashill said “Last game he took a step backwards, and this game he took a major step forward. Overall, I think he’s played good hockey. It’s a hard league to score in and you can’t get frustrated and you’ve got to stay with it, and he’s done a pretty good job of that.”

Zadina, the sixth pick in the 2018 draft, figures as a key component in the rebuild. He has matured nicely over the past year, showing a willingness to chase down the puck instead of waiting for someone to put it on his stick. But he's still only 21; he needs the boost a night like Thursday can provide.

“When you are a guy who scores, confidence is a critical thing,” Blashill said. “For those pucks to go in is important for him. Both were really good goals and hopefully he can continue to build on that. I think he’s played really hard most of the season. I think he’s done it the right way. I think he tries to play from the defensive side of the puck, he tries to check for his chances, and he’s done a really good job of that.”

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via BetOnline,

Next NHL Head Coach to be Fired                    

Travis Green (VAN)                    11/4

John Hynes (NSH)                      7/2

Dallas Eakins (ANA)                    4/1

Bob Boughner (SJ)                      5/1

D.J. Smith (OTT)                        6/1

Jeff Blashill (DET)                      13/2

Ralph Krueger (BUF)                    7/1

Rick Bowness (DAL)                    15/2

David Quinn (NYR)                      8/1

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/05/21 at 01:42 PM ET

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DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today assigned center Michael Rasmussen to the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins. Additionally, the Red Wings reassigned defenseman Gustav Lindstrom to the Griffins from the team’s taxi squad.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/05/21 at 03:53 PM ET

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Next NHL Head Coach to be Fired

Jeff Blashill (DET)              13/2

this is one advantage of coaching a team with extremely low expectations.

Posted by RWBill on 03/05/21 at 05:08 PM ET

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