Red Wings: Three Takeaways from Yzerman’s Press Conference

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - JUNE 21: (L-R) Steve Yzerman and Ross Yates of the Detroit Red Wings attends the 2019 NHL Draft at the Rogers Arena on June 21, 2019 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - JUNE 21: (L-R) Steve Yzerman and Ross Yates of the Detroit Red Wings attends the 2019 NHL Draft at the Rogers Arena on June 21, 2019 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 14: Head coach Jeff Blashill of the Detroit Red Wings watches from the bench during the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on January 14, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Red Wings defeated the Coyotes 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 14: Head coach Jeff Blashill of the Detroit Red Wings watches from the bench during the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on January 14, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Red Wings defeated the Coyotes 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

This is one of the most interesting nuggets from the press conference for me. Either Yzerman genuinely wants to retain head coach Jeff Blashill or he’s lying to our faces and wants to keep high morale in the locker room before letting him go at seasons end.

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At the press conference, Yzerman said, “it’s unfair to judge Jeff Blashill on our team’s record – really it is. “As of right now, I don’t plan to make a (coaching) change (at the end of the season), so you read into that what you want.”

Fans can be frustrated at a lack of firing Blashill, but let’s wait until the season ends because it’s easy to say this now versus April.