With the NHL trade dead line and play offs fast approaching, Red Wings General Manager, Ken Holland, needs to make a decision: try to continue a 25 year post season streak, or aim for a total reset and start the next 25 year dynasty.
The Detroit Red Wings traded 24 year old right wing Tomas Jurco to the Chicago Blackhawks in order to get a third-round draft pick. This could be a move to start clearing some space on the roster for bigger names in prep for the playoffs, or could be preparing for the 2017-2018 draft later on this year. The Pressure is on Holland and Head Coach Jeff Blashill to fix the performance issues on the ice, especially with the loss of long time owner Mike Ilitch, and Hockey legend Gordie Howe so far this season. Detroit’s long time home, Joe Lewis Arena, is also coming to an end during this “Fairwell to the Joe” season.
With everything that made Detroit “Hockey Town” now coming to a close, this would be an almost total reset. New team, new arena, new owner, and a new dynasty of great hockey.
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