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Breaking News: Blashill Out As Red Wings Coach

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The Detroit Red Wings have relieved head coach Jeff Blashill of his duties following seven seasons on the job.

The Detroit Red Wings have fired coach Jeff Blashill. The team made the announcement Saturday afternoon via their official Twitter feed.

Assistant coach Doug Houda and goaltending coach Jeff Salajko were also relieved of their duties.

The Wings concluded their 2021-22 NHL regular season on Friday with a 5-3 win at the New Jersey Devils. However, with a 32-40-10 record, the team missed the playoffs for the sixth successive season. Blashill has been the head coach for all six of those seasons.

He took over as bench boss in 2015. Blashill was 204-261-72 behind the Detroit bench.

More to follow . . . 

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TAV

Guessing this was to get the new coaches in before the draft. My bets are Lambert or Gronberg. Both would be good to take a risk on at this stage. Can always go for the experienced playoff proven coach in 2-3 years.

Robert Alpiner

If anybody was surprised about the head coaching change, they have not paid attention to the 30 games this season the team gave up 5 or more goals, including the 10 goal game vrs Toronto. Change was way overdue.

Will next coach do better? Not with current riddler.

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