Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News with his season ending grades including the GM and the coach.
GENERAL MANAGER Steve Yzerman continues to grind away at a rebuild that is proving to be painstaking and difficult. The deals at the trade deadline were low-key this season, and the roster Yzerman put together — after a promising first half — faltered late. Yzerman's draft picks are beginning to arrive, and certainly Moritz Seider and Lucas Raymond were outstanding. But much work remains. GRADE: C
COACH It's already been announced Jeff Blashill will not return next season. The difficult second-half schedule certainly played a part, but the Wings' collapse was more than just the schedule. The team defense was porous most nights and the special teams, for another season, were alarmingly ineffective. Blashill did a credible coaching job during the rebuild and got as most as he could out of his lineups. But it was likely time for a change. GRADE: D
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