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A Big Decision Ahead For Steve Yzerman

05/30/2022 at 8:59am EDT

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

As the Detroit Red Wings’ search for a new head coach enters its second month, it’s a telling sign of how general manager Steve Yzerman works — and how he has changed.

It is one of Yzerman's biggest decisions since being named general manager in April 2019, up there in importance with his first-round draft picks. It is his third time hiring a head coach, and it already has taken longer than the first two combined.

This is Yzerman’s opportunity to pick someone he believes can push the Wings towards greater competitiveness. He can pick from multiple Stanley Cup champions — or , as he did in his previous job, bring someone new into the exclusive NHL coaching club.


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