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Ken Holland On The Detroit Fans

10/29/2019 at 4:33pm EDT

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

Looking back on it, maybe it was the right time for everyone involved.

For Ken Holland to leave the Red Wings, the only organization he’d been with in his NHL career, as a player or front office executive.

For Steve Yzerman to return to Detroit, after a successful time running the Tampa Bay Lightning.

And the right time for the Edmonton Oilers to hire Holland and chart a new course for their organization.

“There’s always emotions,” Holland said Tuesday – back in Detroit as Edmonton GM – ahead of the Wings vs. Oilers game at Little Caesars Arena. “We eventually have to make decisions taking the emotions out.”...

“That’s sports and I respect the passion; that’s what makes these franchises great,” Holland said. “The fan base really cares and they live and die with your team.

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