Jeff Blashill

Detroit – There was no other candidate in the mind of general manager Ken Holland. If Mike Babcock were to leave the Red Wings -- as he ultimately did in May -- the logical choice to replace him, in Holland's estimation, was Jeff Blashill. (Detroit News)

For the first time in a decade, the Detroit Red Wings are holding a press conference to announce a new head coach. Former Western Michigan University Head Coach Jefff Blashill is to be introduced at Joe Louis Arena at 11 a.m. Tuesday, three weeks after the job opened up when Mike Babcock decided to depart for the Toronto Maple Leafs. (Detroit Free Press)

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