A trio of notable quotes from HSJ

The Free Press’s Helene St. James spoke with Ken Holland, Tomas Tatar and Mike Green about the Petr Mrazek trade to Philly and the fact that the team is “open to business,” and 3 quotes stood out.

From Holland…

Holland acknowledged what a turnabout it’s been with Mrazek, who two years ago figured as the Wings’ goalie of the future. The 2016-17 season, however, saw Mrazek struggle in net, and he ruffled team personnel off ice with his attitude and work ethic.

“Sometimes there’s things that I think about certain situations I can’t tell you people,” Holland said. “I don’t think it’s fair to all the people involved.”


“He will be missed,” Tatar said. “He’s a great guy. We all wished him good luck in Philly. He was pretty excited. He talked to the general manager from Philly, they had a great talk. It’s a new chapter for him. He will be battling for a playoff spot so good for him.”

And Mike Green:

Green hasn’t played since hurting his neck last Thursday, but he skated Tuesday and said he should be ready in another day or two.

As for the possibility of being moved before Monday, Green said that “my mind is always open.”

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7 thoughts on “A trio of notable quotes from HSJ”

  1. Wouldn’t it be funny if that problem is Mrazek wasn’t getting along with the goalie coach Salajko… you know, the guy that the Wings fired Bedard so they could bring in SPECIFICALLY for Mrazek because that’s who he had as coach in GR.

    The fact that under Salajko, Howard rebounded/improved and Mrazek struggled did not escape everyones’ attention. And it might be why Holland doesnt want to say much more, because that would indict Salajko by association.

    I mean, if you consider all that, it could explain why Detroit got fed up real quick-like with Mrazek to then move him out.

    1. I also thought Mr. Salajko was brought up because Mrazek wanted him specifically. It seams like a longish time ago, enouph to change a relationship.
      I would guess he annoyed Z. Do not annoy that too patient,polite guy or your gone!

    1. Yes its definitely beneath his character and style i hope. Is it just Holland and the $4,000,000.00 then?

      1. It’s more likely that what we’ve seen/know of is merely the tip of the iceberg and we’ll never really know the specifics.

        I know people have criticized that Mrazek gets flak for thing Howard does occasionally too… but if behind closed doors Howard ISN’T doing those same things and Mrazek still was… it’d be pretty easy to see why DET tired of him and why Mrazek didn’t mind going.

        It’s often a safe bet in pro sports that for every 1 thing we as fans get to see or be aware of, there are several others just like it that happen invisibly unless you’re a part of the team/organizaiton.

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