MLive’s Ansar Khan engaged in a conversation with Red Wings GM Ken Holland, discussing the state of the team’s “rebuild on the fly” and questioning whether Holland is the “man for the job”:
Is Ken Holland the right man for the job? It’s a question ownership might have already determined, likely answered by the time players gather for the team photo and locker cleanout, a couple days after the April 7 season finale.
Holland said on Friday, one day after his team was officially eliminated from playoff contention, that he hasn’t spoken yet with ownership.
“From my perspective, I’m not too concerned,” Holland said. “I’m very comfortable where I’m at in my career.”
Holland is 62 and completing his 21st year as the team’s general manager, which ties him with Nashville’s David Poile for the longest current tenure in the league.
The Red Wings have had tremendous success with Holland as GM – three Stanley Cup championships, four Presidents’ Trophies, 19 playoff appearances and countless sellouts.
Is it time for new leadership?
Khan continues, and his article is worth your time…