8 Reasons The Detroit Red Wings Season Will Be Great

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Feb 14, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall (55) celebrates his goal with teammates during the first period against the Winnipeg Jets at Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Ken Holland is the best in the business

Ken Holland has seen the cloud of doom forecasted for years. In the early 2000’s they were too old. The salary cap would destroy the Wings.

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They’re too young and they’ll miss the playoffs. Despite it all, Holland has persevered. He’s lost key personnel, watched his team swallowed up by injury, and endure question after question about why free agents don’t like Detroit anymore. In spite of it all, Holland drafts well, preaches patience and loyalty (sometimes to a fault), and results have followed.

Yes the Wings haven’t advanced beyond the second round in six years. They’ve struggled to make the playoffs. But Holland has preached a “rebuilding on the fly” strategy that has worked. And should continue to work as long as he’s given the chance. With an abundance of players, Holland can maybe swing a trade that brings another valuable piece to the team.

Yes friends, things look very good for Hockeytown this season.

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