Ken Holland

After a summer’s worth of waiting, the Detroit Red Wings finally announced that they had agreed to a new contract with franchise center Dylan Larkin. There will be no Andreas Athanasiou situation this year. UPDATE: The Detroit #RedWings today re-signed center Dylan Larkin to a five-year contract. #LGRW pic.twitter.com/MgmOCykUf2 — Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) August
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Ever since the Detroit Red Wings declared themselves as sellers prior to the 2017 NHL Trade Deadline, general manager Ken Holland has made good on his word to rebuild the organization through the draft. In that time, the long-time GM has stockpiled picks and prospects while sending veterans and rentals out. After years of building
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The first round of the 2018 NHL Draft is in the books. And goodness it was weird. It usually is. By the time the dust settled late Friday night, several good players left American Airlines Center not hearing their name called. Among those who are available Saturday morning: Akil Thomas, Serron Noel, Bode Wilde and
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As the Detroit Red Wings make the final tweaks to their draft board, several years’ worth of scouting and strategizing will all be condensed down into a list of about 30-40 names. All of those road trips, cross-country flights, and time away from family will culminate with two action-packed nights that will determine the organization’s
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With the 2017-18 season in the books, the Detroit Red Wings will once again head into the offseason without a chance to compete for the Stanley Cup. This marks the second year in a row that the Red Wings missed the playoffs after a quarter-century of qualifying. While a rebuild is just what the doctor
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What’s The Grind Line? Apart from the once-famous line of Kris Draper, Kirk Maltby, and either Joe Kocur or Darren McCarty, The Grind Line is also The Hockey Writers’ weekly column about the Detroit Red Wings. Jacob Messing, Griffin Schroeder, and Tony Wolak are the muckers who make up THW’s forechecking unit and sound off
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Let’s start with the obvious for the Detroit Red Wings: there’s a lot to be desired after their pitiful 10-1 loss over the weekend to the average-at-best Montreal Canadiens. Just about every facet of the team failed during that Saturday night matchup. The flip side of the loss is that there’s only one way to
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Every year, Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland uses the American Thanksgiving holiday to evaluate where his team stands and how to approach the remaining 75% of the schedule. Considering the likelihood of reaching the playoffs when you’re on the outside at this point of the season, Holland’s rationale is pretty fair. What was
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When the Detroit Red Wings make their first round selection in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, it will be their highest pick since drafting Keith Primeau third overall in 1990. With such a good position in the draft, how does Hockeytown approach it? Ken Holland and his management team have quite a bit of homework
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