Detroit Red Wings fans don't seem happy about Jeff Blashill's extension — but they get it

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In a move that should really surprise no one, the rebuilding Detroit Red Wings are keeping their coach Jeff Blashill at least another season.

General manager Steve Yzerman on Tuesday said Blashill, who had just finished the final season of his contract, and the Wings organization had agreed to contract extension. Blashill is 172-221-62 in six seasons as head coach.

Yzerman said after the final game of the Wings' 19-27-10 season that a decision on Blashill's future would come quickly. Nearly two weeks later, the Wings, still expected to be a year or two from playoff contention, announced they'd keep their coach.

Detroit parted ways with assistant coach Dan Bylsma, who was in charge of forwards and the power play. Though it's not official yet, it's expected that assistant coach Doug Houda (defensemen and penalty kill) is staying.

Blashill, born in Detroit and raised in Saul Ste. Marie, was awarded a two-year extension a few weeks before Yzerman was named GM on April 19, 2019. The terms of the current agreement were not disclosed.

After one season as head coach at Western Michigan University in 2010-11, Blashill joined the Wings organization where he has been for the past 10 seasons.

Here are some of the thoughts from Wings world on Twitter:

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The Bowman-Blashill comparisons are never pretty but...

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Is it just me or is this secrecy about coach/front office contract details becoming more common?

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