After Babcock's departure, Detroit's focus turns to Blashill

1 photo
Save Story
Leer en español

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

DETROIT (AP) — Red Wings general manager Ken Holland says he wants to talk to minor league coach Jeff Blashill about Detroit's coaching vacancy.

Detroit has an opening after Mike Babcock was hired by the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday. Blashill is the coach of Detroit's American Hockey League affiliate in Grand Rapids, and he was honored as the AHL's outstanding coach in 2013-14.

Holland says he hopes to visit with Blashill soon, and he'll figure out then whether a more extensive search is necessary.

Blashill was one of Babcock's assistants before becoming the coach at Grand Rapids. Blashill led the Griffins to their first AHL championship in 2013.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Most recent National Sports stories

Related topics

NHLNational Sports


    From first downs to buzzer beaters, get’s top sports stories delivered to your inbox weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast