Found April 10, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
PLAYERS: Ken Holland
TEAMS: Detroit Red Wings
Red Wings GM Ken Holland appeared on WDFN's Matt Sheppard show this morning, and Holland spoke at length to Sean Baligian about his team's playoff chances, their trade deadline philosophy about about essentially rebuilding on the fly. WDFN's Twitter account posted some highlights from the interview: Continue reading "Red Wings GM Ken Holland talks to WDFN’s Sean Baligian about playoff chances, trade deadline"

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