from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,
Blashill was also adamant that the winning culture the Wings’ organization has cultivated over the last three decades is still there, and isn't disintegrating, despite missing the playoffs three consecutive seasons and a current slump that includes 11 losses in the last 12 games.
“Part of that is on the coaching staff and our leadership to make sure that doesn’t happen,” Blashill said about maintaining the winning culture. “Dylan Larkin was the best player in practice today. That’s what great leaders do, they go out and when it’s bleak and doesn’t look good, they go out and lead the way. He was excellent, and that’s the work ethic and commitment it’s going to take not to lose the culture, and that’s important to everybody in this room, to (general manager) Steve Yzerman, and important to everybody in the organization.”
Blashill’s future with the Wings is becoming a hot topic as the Wings have sunk to the bottom of the NHL standings with nine points.