from Dom Luszczyszyn of The Athletic,
How much confidence does each front office around the league inspire? That’s the question I aim to answer every August, using the power of the people as a resource toward answering it.
Each front office has its ability graded in six categories: Roster building, cap management, drafting and development, trading, free agency and vision....
18. Detroit Red Wings
While both the public and Wings fans have grown much more confident in the Red Wings’s front office since the team brought in Steve Yzerman as the new GM, they differ in just how confident.
The fan base is rightfully excited for the man in charge, especially given his on-ice history to go with his off-ice prowess heading one of the league’s best run teams, but the public is much more hesitant, recalling the failures of the team’s past. Can one man really change everything?
Yzerman’s tenure has been short, so it’s difficult to judge his efforts so far, but some initial moves have been suspect like signing Valtteri Filppula, a replacement-level center, to a two-year deal and going off the board at the draft taking defender Moritz Seider at sixth overall. As the commenter above noted, both are moves that would’ve been condemned if Holland’s name was attached instead.
more ($$$) on the Wings plus all the other teams...