Detroit Red Wings fire head coach Jeff Blashill after seven seasons with just one playoff appearance

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The Detroit Red Wings made some considerable modifications the day after their season ended by parting methods with head coach Jeff Blashill. Detroit is likewise not restoring the agreements of assistant coach Dough Houda and goaltending coach Jeff Salajko. General supervisor Steve Yzerman made the main statement on Saturday.

The Red Wings finished up their season on Friday with a 5-3 win over the New Jersey Devils and a 32-40-10 total record for the year. Detroit was 26 mention of a playoff area in the Eastern Conference, which marked the 6th successive season that group missed out on the postseason. The last time the Red Wings completed in the playoffs was throughout their 2015-16 project, however even then it was temporary as they did not make it past the preliminary. 

Blashill, who was offered a one-year agreement extension last May, signed up a 204-261-72 record through his 7 years at the helm of Detroit. He was the second-longest tenured coach in the NHL behind Jon Cooper, who has actually been the Tampa Bay Lightining head coach given that 2013. Blashill invested an overall of 11 years with the company, one as an assistant under Mike Babcock and 3 as coach of the Grand Rapids Griffins — the American Hockey League affiliate to the Red Wings. 

As Detroit tries to find a brand-new training personnel, Blashill’s calendar is not rather empty yet. He will be the Team U.S.A. assistant coach for the 2022 IIHF Men’s World Championship that will occur May 13-29 in Finland.



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