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The Wings Will Get Back To Work On Thursday

01/30/2019 at 6:11pm EST

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

They’ll hold practice Thursday, working to get eight days of rust knocked off, and quickly turn around to play Friday against Toronto....

Many fans will want to see the Wings collapse further, finish with the worst record, and have the best odds to select forward Jack Hughes (USA National Development Team) in the Entry Draft.

Other fans … well, no, judging by social media, most all want to see the Wings lose and get the best odds.

But there are many other items that will be worth watching in these final two months and a week.

Here are 10 things to keep an eye on with the Red Wings:

Q. What does general manager Kenny Holland’s future look like?

A. With one year left on his contract, it surely doesn’t appear Holland is going anywhere, especially the way he’s planning for next season.

Ownership certainly appears comfortable with the path the Wings are on.

But there is the likelihood Steve Yzerman will become available July 1 after his contract with Tampa expires. Nearly every living, breathing, analyst believes Yzerman will return to the organization he starred for as a player, to become a valuable member of the front office.

What role would there be for Yzerman? And what it does it mean for Holland? Stay tuned.

Q. What is coach Jeff Blashill’s future?

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