from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,
Will Jeff Blashill survive behind the bench if this trend continues against the New York Rangers or beyond? General manager Steve Yzerman is not the type to make a move just for the sake of doing something, but his hand may be forced if the Wings don’t look start playing with a better effort.
Larkin balked when asked about Blashill after Monday’s 6-1 loss to the Predators.
“Blash comes to work every day,” Larkin said. “He preaches process. No one questions him in here. He’s a dedicated guy. He has done so much for us. We’re not pointing fingers here — that’s what could make this worse. We have to come together. Pointing fingers like that is not going to get us anywhere that we want to be, where Blash and our whole staff worked so hard to put us in a position to get there.”
If Blashill feels the heat, he isn’t letting on.
“I’m not worried about whether my message is getting through or not,” he said. “I think our guys have worked on a consistent basis and I think it’s gotten through. Other than that, I’m not even — to be dead honest with you, I haven’t thought two seconds about it. All we’re thinking about as a coaching staff is getting our guys ready and then those guys have to go out and make the decisions to make the right plays.”