Blashill said it means a lot to have Yzerman's support. He's had clear conversations with him about the parameters in which he works. The Red Wings are taking a long-term approach.
Blashill talked about the negatives, such as losing game experience, but also about the opportunity for strength, conditioning and skill development.
Blashill said Red Wings changed defensive zone scheme midseason. It's hard to change habits. It took a while, but he thought by the end of the year it was where they wanted it to be and set a building block for the future.
Below, watch the live stream late (my fault), but you can rewind.