The Detroit Red Wings are in dior need to find a head coach to replace, Jeff Blashill who they let walk at the end of this dissapointing season. Since firing Blashill, there has been a lot of speculation regarding who will take over as the new head coach of the Red Wings. There are still plenty candidates out there, but one of the favorites for the job is now off the board: Pete DeBoer.
Pete DeBoer was released of his duties as head coach of the Vegas Golden Knights after missing the playoffs for the first time since the organization was founded in 2017. Not all his fault though as he had to continuosly make adjustments with his lineup due to injuries and problems with the cap.
Following his firing from Vegas, DeBoer quickly became a candidate to fill the Red Wings vacany along with Barry Trotz, and Bruce Cassidy. Now, those were the favorites by the fans, but without being inside the organization, there is really no way to know how involved they actually were with the coaches. I mean, Trotz is still available and the Red Wings have been a team still in contact with him. However, that seems like a far fetched dream at this point.
With Pete DeBoer off the board, that leaves the Red Wings with not many coaching candidates left. Or at least ones that I feel should’ve been considered top priority.
I do know that with Yzerman’s past in Tampa Bay, it’s not ridiculous to think that he would look to bring in one of the assistant coaches in. But, It may just be me, but being able to get a former head coach who had success for multiple years, or getting an assistant coach, I’d take the former head coach a 100/100 times.