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Two Excellent Coaching Choices For The Wings

06/04/2022 at 1:31pm EDT

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,

Once Trotz chooses his landing spot, other openings will fill in quickly, with Peter DeBoer (canned in Vegas) next in line. Each would be an excellent fit for the Red Wings with prime young talent Lucas Raymond and Moritz Seider to benefit from their guiding hand.

Don’t be surprised, though, if GM Steve Yzerman goes off the grid with his pick for the Winged Wheels. He was in charge of the Lightning when Jon Cooper, with zero NHL experience, was brought aboard to run Tampa Bay during the 2012-13 season.

Cooper, now 54, is considered the best in the game, still with a chance to pin up a third consecutive Cup title. It would be nearly impossible for Yzerman to come up with a Cooper clone, but prior success could embolden him to steer clear of the deep bin of recyclables, stocked with such names as John Tortorella, Claude Julien, Green, et al.

more coach talk plus other hockey topics...

added 2:07pm, Chris Chelios was at the Tigers/Yankees game today, he talked a little Wings among other topics. Watch below.

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