Crimson Wings half methods with coach Jeff Blashill after lacking playoffs for sixth straight 12 months


The Detroit Crimson Wings is not going to renew the contract of head coach Jeff Blashill and can as a substitute half methods with the coach after seven seasons, the workforce introduced Saturday.

Along with Blashill, the Crimson Wings will even half methods with assistant coach Doug Houda and goaltending coach Jeff Salajko.

Blashill, 48, grew to become the Crimson Wings head coach in 2015 after a profitable run as a school head coach and a stint because the coach of the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins. In his first season, the Crimson Wings went 41-30-11 and earned a spot within the postseason, however have been eradicated within the first spherical by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Since then, Detroit has completed no higher than fifth within the Atlantic Division and have the second-longest lively playoff drought within the NHL behind solely the Buffalo Sabres.

In 2021, the Crimson Wings completed with a 32-40-10 document and completed sixth within the Atlantic Division. The workforce completed 25th in targets scored and allowed the second most targets. 

Detroit has a 6.zero p.c likelihood at profitable the lottery for the highest decide within the 2022 NHL Draft. 



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