In Red Wings Land
Ken Kal sits down with Red Wings Executive Vice President & General Manager Steve Yzerman for a midseason conversation on the state of the Detroit Red Wings.
Interesting note in this one:
Blashill declined to comment when asked about his contract by The Athletic, but according to an NHL source, after the regular season ends, the Red Wings have seven days to pick up Blashill’s option for next year. If they don’t, he gets a $300,000 buyout and the search for his replacement begins.
Jeff Blashill won’t have to wait too long once the season ends to learn his fate.
Around the League
The prediction above isn’t that bold... but I’d happily take the outcome.
“That was the way to know more about these guys. And then time went on and things evolved and sites like CapGeek came out, and introduced us to new ways to fall in love with our favourite game, with our favourite clubs and our favourite players,” says Dominik of the late Matthew Wuest’s seminal cap-focused site.
“That was just like candy for me — I soaked it all in.”
Cool interview here. Worth a read if you’re a fan of CapFriendly.