Via KK: Jim Nill returning to the Wings about as likely as Yzerman returning (see: highly improbable)

Via KK, I can’t help but dismiss this rumor from the Toronto Sun’s Steve Simmons out-of-hand. Jim Nill wants to do with the Dallas Stars what Steve Yzerman does with the Tampa Bay Lightning–win the Stanley Cup–and until that happens, Nill isn’t going anywhere.

Ken Holland shooed off questions regarding possibly leaving Detroit to run the Seattle franchise on Tuesday’s Jamie and Stoney Show, too:

If you’re crazy enough to pay $650 million for an NHL expansion franchise in Seattle, does that make you crazy enough to consider hiring John Ferguson Jr. as your general manager? Fergie is pushing hard to get back in the big chair somewhere and rehabilitate his reputation post-Leafs. Detroit’s Ken Holland and Vegas assistant Kelly McCrimmon are morning line favourites for the Seattle job. Should Holland leave the Red Wings, some expect GM Jim Nill to leave the Dallas Stars for the opening in Detroit.

Nill, like Yzerman, has worked his butt off to build a Red Wings-like system of scouting, drafting and player development in Dallas, and Nill is comfortable in his present position. I don’t see him bringing his amateur scouts back with him to Detroit while the Stars are still building…

And I believe that Holland wants to and will be given the opportunity to “see the rebuild through.”

Simmons continues, mentioning Luke Glendening and the possibility that Jeff Blashill may have little job security…

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