Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland likes to describe his job as winning today with an eye always on tomorrow.
Its a simple philosophy to manage by, and nobody does it better than Holland -- even if he makes a mistake or two along the way.
With the reacquisition of defenseman Kyle Quincey from Tampa Bay on Tuesday, Holland corrected one of his few miscalculations. He gave up Detroits first-round pick in this years NHL Entry Draft and minor-league defenseman Sebastien Piche to get Quincey.
Back in 2008, the Wings had two promising, young defensemen on their roster, Kyle Quincey and Derek Meech, who were out of options. One was going to make the team and the other would be sent to Grand Rapids if he cleared waivers, which was an unlikely scenario.
Detroit kept Meech, and Quincey was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Kings. Since that time, Quincey has developed in to a top-four defenseman, while Meech flounders in the Winnipeg Jets system.
Quincey, 26, was orig...