Detroit Red Wings: Who Will Benefit Most From Jeff Blashill?

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Apr 21, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Red Wings fans Mike Slotwinski (left) and Josh Vanderwal with a replica Stanley Cup prior to game three of the first round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The Fans Of Hockeytown

Most importantly, it will be you and I, the fans of Hockeytown who will benefit from Jeff Blashill being the new head coach of the Detroit Red Wings. Mike Babcock was a great coach, if not one of the best in the NHL today, who gave us all a lot of cherished memories and success on the ice. Luckily for us all Ken Holland and the Detroit Red Wings organization had enough foresight to have a Plan B in the event that Babcock would someday choose to leave, and the “B” in that plan stood for Blashill.

Having Blashill in development over the last few seasons was a great insurance plan so that the Red Wings wouldn’t have to go out and wine and dine a bunch of fired NHL coaches. Could you imagine where we would be if Blashill hadn’t chose to stick around in the Detroit system last summer when he could have taken one of several coaching vacancies? It’s a thought too scary to even being to ponder.

Jeff Blashill is young, familiar, successful and driven head coach who knows what it takes to put a winning product out on the ice. He’s also a Michigan native who grew up a fan of the Detroit Red Wings. How cool is that? I don’t think there was any doubt or qualms about Blashill being named the new coach of the Red Wings among the fans. It really is the best possible scenario Detroit hockey fans could have hoped for. All that remains to be seen is what will happen come the first week of October, and I for one cannot wait!

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