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Videos- Media Time After A Shootout Loss To Columbus

First we have Danny DeKeyser and Jeff Blashill in one video, below are the game highlights.  added 12:05am on 5/9/21, BSD did a 2 part season wrap and look ahead, Watch both parts below.  added 12:24am, below is Steve Yzerman with his thoughts on the year and the future.

 

Highlights

 

 

Part 2

 

 

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SYF's avatar

The Yzerman interview was so interesting.  I sort of knew the restrictions were gonna be problematic, but in the perspective of getting guys in shape to play up to their contracts…wow.  I’m glad you posted that, Boss.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 05/09/21 at 01:02 AM ET

Paul's avatar

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

After a dreadful 2019-20 season, the Wings showed progress and cause for optimism for the future.

“Not really comparable,” Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said, comparing this season to last. “We were a much improved hockey team from a season ago, both in how we play the game and our habits and structure. Especially down the stretch, with a number of young players being thrust into significant roles, it’s not even comparable (to last season).

“In terms of the arc of the organization, it’s starting to head in the right direction. Last year was a bad year for sure, and this year, again for me, it was totally different.”

Blashill will learn his fate, whether he’ll return for a seventh season or not, after talking with general manager Steve Yzerman within the next few days.

Blashill has a lifetime record of 172-221-62, and the Wings have missed the playoffs the last five seasons under Blashill (they lost in the first round in Blashill’s first season).

“I’ll sit down with Steve and we’ll discuss things,” Blashill said. “I’ve been a Red Wing for a long time and certainly I’ve enjoyed every second I’ve been part of this organization and we’ll see what tomorrow brings.”

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Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 05/09/21 at 04:50 AM ET

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