“The Kids Have Played Well”

from Ansar Khan of Mlive, “Sometimes when you put kids in and they aren’t ready it turns out to be bad for the team and you start to lose your confidence as an athlete and you have to go backwards to regain that confidence,” general manager Ken Holland said. “Fortunately, the kids have played well. That’s not a concern for me.” Said center Darren Helm: "...
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Red Wings overnight report: Here comes the madness, here come the Bruins, and here come the Wings

I try to stay neutral regarding the whole Detroit sports radio tangle, but let's just say that Terry Foster made an inflammatory remark as he, the Oakland Press's Pat Caputo and Fox 2's Woody Woodriffe debated what the Red Wings need to do to defeat the Boston Bruins in the first round:   Fox 2 News Headlines Please see what Ken Holland told the Edmonton...
Via Kukla's Korner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Roose delivers good news regarding Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg

I'm still updating the game-day post, but this quip from's Bill Roose merits its own entry: #RedWings GM Ken Holland said he believes that captain Henrik Zetterberg (back surgery) will be back on skates sometime next week. This, from the Windsor Star's Bob Duff, is not good, however: Holland also indicated that C Stephen Weiss (sports...
Via Kukla's Korner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Ken Holland clarifies Henrik Zetterbeg’s situation in conversation with AP’s Lage

As noted in the overnight report, the Associated Press's Larry Lage Tweeted that he'd spoken to Red Wings GM Ken Holland, and Holland had stated that 1. Zetterberg won't return from Friday's surgery until/unless the Wings begin playing playoff hockey in mid-April, and 2. In terms of Zetterberg's long-term health, his herniated disc won't yield a "premature...
Via Kukla's Korner
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings GM Ken Holland talks Olympic hockey

During the next two weeks, the Sochi Games will play host to the world's most prestigious hockey tournament. National teams from 12 nations will compete for Olympic gold beginning Wednesday, and 12 days later, on Feb. 23, the champion will be crowned. Most Detroit hockey fans are well aware that there's a distinct Red Wings flavor to the men's hockey competition. Ten...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL GMs can't figure out how to work remote

Edmonton Oilers GM Steve Tambellini had some trouble using the remote control for the television in his executive suite at Joe Louis Arena during Saturday night's game against the Detroit Red Wings. Tambellini had so much trouble that he asked Red Wings GM Ken Holland for help, but Holland couldn't seem to get the television on the right channel either. That begs the...
Via Holdout Sports
February 11, 2013  |  Discuss

How Could We Have Ever Doubted Him? Ken Holland Is Looking Like A Genius

  Our faith was weak.  We doubted him all summer long.  We said, what the hell Kenny?  What happened to that plan?  When did it change from being an active player in the market to sitting on your ass?  We were pissed.  We should have known better, but we are, alas, just mere fans. Turns out, it’s looking like Holland was smarter than us and almost every...
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August 29, 2012  |  Discuss

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