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Quick Hits: The Steve Talks, We Listen Edition

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In Red Wings Land

“Jeff Blashill is a good hockey coach,” Yzerman said. “He ran a really good program. I can certainly attest to our program for the last three years because it’s been dictated by me. Under the circumstance where I’m trying to rebuild this team ... I say this sincerely, Jeff did an outstanding job leading this team, this organization, in a very, very difficult circumstance.

“Pardon the expression, but he ran a good program. This wasn’t a complete shitshow.”

That’s the money-quote, but there’s a lot of meat & potatoes in here about needing to change after the team had plateaued and the search for the person who he’ll rely on to get the team to the next level.

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