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Ken Holland Says Respect Is The Key

12/04/2019 at 2:03pm EST

via Kelsey Dyer of CTV News Edmonton,

Oilers General Manager Ken Holland says he is not aware of Mike Babcock mistreating players during his time as head coach of the Detroit Red Wings.

Holland spoke to the media Wednesday as controversy swirls over coach-player abuse in the National Hockey League.

He said there's always some unhappiness among players, no matter what the coaching style is.

"There were some players in that locker room that didn't like the coach, there were some players in that locker room that didn't really have feelings either way, and I know that there's some players in that locker room that thought he's the best coach they've ever played for," Holland said.

Holland says this is an opportunity for introspection for everyone involved in the sport.

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