Despite his past success, many Detroit Red Wings fans are counting down the minutes before the team finally moves on from their current general manager, Ken Holland.
Most of those same people are crossing their fingers that former Red Wings Captain Steve Yzerman returns to the Motor City to take Holland’s place.
According to a report from NBC Sports Bob McKenzie, Holland could be the front-runner to become the GM of the new Seattle franchise which was approved by the NHL Board of Governors on Tuesday.
He has a ton of experience, he’s put together championship teams, and the Red Wings appear to have a successor for him in the form of Steve Yzerman.
Holland signed an extension with the Wings last April, but it was only a two-year deal. That contract was also signed before Yzerman decided to walk away from his job with the Lightning.
Even though the Red Wings have had some lean years lately, It’s easy to see why Seattle would want Holland. His track record speaks for itself. While working for Detroit, Holland helped build a team that won four Stanley Cups between 1997-2008. If the NHL’s newest team wants experience, he could be a great option.
The Seattle franchise will not begin play until 2021 so there is a chance he is replaced by Yzerman before that.
WHOA! Dylan Larkin scores amazing overtime goal as Red Wings beat Maple Leafs [VIDEO]
On Thursday night, the Detroit Red Wings jumped out to a 3-1 first period lead over the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Wings extended their lead to 4-1 in the second period and it looked like the rest of the game would just be a formality.
But the Maple Leafs were not about to go quietly into the night as they stormed back, scoring three third period goals to send the game to overtime.
To watch the video of Larkin’s goal, please click on the link below.