The Athletic II: James Mirtle weighs in on ‘GM’s potentially on the hot seat’

Among The Athletic’s James Mirtle’s “GM’s potentially on the hot seat“:

Ken Holland, Detroit. Only David Poile in Nashville has been around longer in his post than Holland’s 21 years with the Red Wings — and even then, he was hired only nine days before him back in 1997. Detroit is currently on pace for just 78 points, the franchise’s worst showing since 1991. Their cap situation is a mess, and their prospect pool is rather thin. It’s going to be a long road up. Holland has been connected to both Vancouver (before Jim Benning re-signed) and the new Seattle expansion team, both of which are close to his hometown of Vernon, B.C. He could also be bumped up to the president’s role in Detroit with someone like Kris Draper becoming GM. Or they could opt for the status quo, yet again. But the fan base is getting restless. And fixing this roster won’t be easy.

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