The Wings broke in a lot of good kids during Ken Holland’s watch over the years. You think Zetterberg, Datsyuk and Kronwall started in the heir 30s? He didn’t always want a veteran team, Ridiculous. Teams go through ups and downs and he has a few cups. And Detroit does have some good prospects other than Zadina.SKYO wrote: ↑Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:21 amThe only thing with Ken Holland is he always wanted a VETERAN team so his squad would always make the playoffs, and he had the HHOF great one & legend Nicklas Lidstrom.Richardstroker69 wrote: ↑Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:57 pmLol agree with Smyl and hamburger sales. I think holland and Jim could work well together. I’d think holland will be in Seattle though.Blob Mckenzie wrote: ↑Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:57 pmHolland would only come in as the Prez.
Smyl could be president of hamburger sales.
And their best success of course came when Lidstrom was in his prime years and they won 4 championships.
Holland once joked he'd retire when Lidstrom retired.
And when Lidstrom retired in 2012 - Kenny would still stock their team full of vets which yes helped them reach the playoffs but floundered, 2013 rd2, 14' rd1, 15' rd1, 16' rd1, 17' out, 18' out.
The cap also didn't help his cause, and they have very little youthful prospects (sans zadina), it's like when Gillis left the Canucks with an old team, with no prospects with locked up veterans who have iron clad NTC's, FFS look at their defense with like 5 NTC (2modded) - https://www.capfriendly.com/teams/redwings
And they have the highest cap hit in the league, they literally have $0 in cap space lol.
About the only good he'd be right now is as an Senior Advisor thanks to his success in the Lidstrom prime years and his connections across the league, his connects & experience is what could help JB/Weisbrod possibly.
Wasn't their a study about former NHL GM's who won a Cup with a team, but couldn't recreate that success elsewhere? The best GM's put in their roots in at a good age with their team, drafting their future core and building from there, which Jim Benning is currently doing and doing a mighty fine job at that.
The Canucks have also been jammed against the cap for the past three years and have the leagues worst combined record over the past three seasons.