Red Wings season preview: Looking to rebuild in Yzerman's image

NHL.com
Red Wings season preview: Looking to rebuild in Yzerman's image
Red Wings season preview: Looking to rebuild in Yzerman's image

Coach: Jeff Blashill (fifth season) Last season: 32-40-10; seventh place Atlantic Division 5 KEYS 1. Yzerman's evaluation This season is essentially an audition. Steve Yzerman took over as general manager April 19 after nine seasons with the Tampa Bay Lightning -- the first eight as GM, the last as senior adviser -- and said he wanted to proceed somewhat slowly and get to know everyone in the organization. In large part because of that, the Red Wings didn't change coaches or name a captain. A methodical, meticulous executive, Yzerman will make up his own mind about what Detroit has and what it needs before making big decisions. That presents an opportunity. 2. Young players' development Center

Scroll to continue with content
Ad

What to Read Next