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A Tough Year For Jeff Blashill

12/22/2019 at 6:22am EST

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

This is Jeff Blashill’s fifth year behind the Wings’ bench, and in an interview before the Wings’ Saturday game against the Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena, Blashill talked extensively about the first half of the 2019-20 season and his relationship with his immediate boss.

“It’s been as big a challenge as anything I’ve faced in my professional career,” Blashill said. “The record says that. I think it’s a great challenge, though. It’s easy to have great character when things are going awesome. When you go through these types of struggles, it’s a great opportunity for me to make sure I’m leading the right way.

“A big piece of that for us has been making sure that we have a short memory, making sure that we are attacking today. There is not one thing we can do about yesterday except for learn from it. We’ve tried to do that. We’ve tried not to let frustration creep in, even though that’s a human emotion – it’s going to, but we’ve tried to block it out as much as we can.”

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