Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill joins the “Jamie and Stoney Show” on 97.1 The Ticket

Thanks to the spread of COVID-19, the National Hockey League decided to halt the regular season last week. And while all options are being considered for a potential return to action, it’s far too early for a timetable of when that might happen.

Detroit Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill joined the “Jamie and Stoney Show” on 97.1 The Ticket yesterday morning to share a little bit of what the past week and a half has been like for him and his family, as well as giving his thoughts on the bigger picture.

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“The one thing I’d say, and this is something we’ve talked about as the year unfolded and we were clearly eliminated early, every single day you get to play, you get to coach in the NHL, is a great day,” Jeff Blashill told the Jamie and Stoney Show. “I just think if anything, this is a reminder of how quickly life can change and to make sure that you make the most out of every single day.

“To me, it’s a good reminder and perspective for my own life, but it’s a good reminder for all of us in the NHL how special it is to be part of the NHL. I think sometimes you need perspective, and that’s the perspective I’ve certainly gained from this. If we get a chance to resume our season, let’s go out and make the most of every day.”

So what is Blashill’s daily routine looking like right now?

“Right now, for us, our kids are at home, spending a little more time with them. That part of it is a benefit that we don’t normally get at this time of year,” he said. “But obviously we’d all rather have normal activity going on. …

“For me, I actually have done some work stuff. There’s a few projects that I’ve wanted to do during the season that you don’t get a chance to do. I’ve been able to do some of that stuff. Wake up, do some hockey stuff for a while, do some stuff around the house and then do some stuff with the kids. That’s kind of how it’s been divided.”

You can hear the entire interview here.

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