In Red Wings Land
The Hockey News recently conducted a poll and subsequent article that ranked every NHL team’s front office based on the level of fan confidence/approval. Needless to say, Ken Holland and the Detroit Red Wings did not fare very well in the rankings.
The Red Wings graded low in virtually every category: Roster building (28th out of 30 NHL teams, not including the expansion Vegas Golden Knights), cap management (29th), draft/developing talent (20th), trading (26th), free agency (28th) and vision (28th).’
Detroit’s ranking on the list isn’t shocking to most in Hockeytown, after all, it was the fans who completed the survey. With only one year left on his current contract, it will be interesting to see if Ken Holland can do anything to improve next year’s ratings.
Around The League
The NHL released their 2017-18 TV schedule on Monday afternoon and Yahoo examined who the winners and losers were. The Chicago Blackhawks once again will receive the most nationally televised games with 17 broadcasts, down from 21 last year. The Red Wings will receive their fair share of televised matchups with 12 contests to be aired, down from last season’s 13 games.