In Red Wing Land
“We have a wide open opportunity to make our hockey team without question,” Blashill said on the Red and White Authority. “I think there’s less sure bets in terms of guys being cemented in certain spots in the lineup. Why? Because we haven’t been good enough for two years. It’s hard to be cemented in spots in the lineup when we haven’t been good enough. Maybe you’ve played first or second line, it doesn’t mean you’re guaranteed to be first or second line next year. Maybe you’ve been a power play guy, it doesn’t mean you’re guaranteed to be a power play guy next year.
I love reading this quote from Jeff Blashill (plus, the others in the article just like it). He’s saying the right things that we want to hear. Of course, is this more bark than bite? While I enjoy the fact Blashill is talking about giving the kids a real chance, I’m still in “I’ll believe it when I see it” mode.
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Devante Smith-Pelly is now one of my favorite athletes.