After all, Lambert and Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman are buddies and go way back.
As you know, Blashill will not return for the 2022-23 season and plenty have speculated that Lambert is the favorite to be hired as his replacement.
Well, just moments ago, the New York Islanders announced that they have hired Lambert to be their next head coach, replacing Barry Trotz, who was recently fired.
#Isles News: The New York Islanders announced today that Lane Lambert has been named Head Coach.
— New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) May 16, 2022
With Lambert no longer an option, who do you think the Red Wings should hire to be their next head coach?