Ken Holland addresses the Mrazek trade as Petr skates in Philly

Several members of the media attended Ken Holland’s morning press conference addressing the Petr Mrazek trade, including’s Nicholas J. Cotsonika

Holland: “Obviously there’s not a lot of teams looking for goalies.”

Holland: “I’m trying to acquire more draft picks.” Mrazek trade was an opportunity to acquire futures.

Holland said he could have waited a few more days, but the Flyers needed a goalie now. Not a lot of other teams looking for goalies.

Holland: “In order to be where we want to be, I have to acquire draft picks, and we have to hit on those draft picks.”

Holland: “I don’t believe in massive rebuilds.” Got to slowly move in young players but keep veterans to teach and create internal competition.

Holland said his mindset isn’t so much about this season or next, but down the road.

Holland on returning to Cup contention: “There’s going to be some pain along the way.”

Holland said it’s not about between now and Monday, other than Green, his pending UFA. If nothing else makes sense for the long term, he can wait.’s Dave Hogg

Holland: “Under the current CBA, this is a draft-pick league.” Would have liked to wait a few more days, but Flyers needed goalie immediately. #RedWings

“It’s probably going to take 90-plus points to make the playoffs, so we’re looking at acquiring assets for 2-3 years down the road.” – Holland #RedWings

“I don’t believe in massive rebuilds. You have to move young players onto the team, but you must have veterans to teach them and compete with them.” – Holland #RedWings

“He’s 26, which is relatively old, but it can also be relatively young.” – Holland. #RedWings

“My mindset isn’t about 17-18 or even 18-19. It is more about 19-20.” Says again he’s looking to build a couple years down the road. #RedWings

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