Found July 29, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
PLAYERS: Ken Holland
TEAMS: Detroit Red Wings
Paul already posted Red Wings GM Ken Holland’s take on collective bargaining agreement negotiations in a conversation Holland had with the Vernon Morning Star’s Kevin Mitchell , and here’s his take on helping the Wings navigate a difficult transition period (sorry for the sloppy cutting and pasting of text—I’m writing this from my phone): Continue reading "Ken Holland talks about his in-progress rebuilding of the Red Wings"

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Morning Line

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