Kulfan speaks with Ken Holland regarding his Hockey Hall of Fame induction

The Detroit News’s Ted Kulfan spoke with long-time Red Wings GM Ken Holland regarding his imminent induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame:

It’s been two years now, and his Edmonton Oilers are among the elite teams in the NHL. The connection to the Red Wings’ organization is growing more detached with each passing day.

But Ken Holland always will have a significant attachment to the Wings’ organization, for all he did constructing a roster that made the playoffs 25 consecutive years and won four Stanley Cups.

Returning to Detroit always was going to be special, and Tuesday was no different, on a road trip that’ll include a trip to Toronto this weekend where Holland will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

“I was with the Red Wings for 36 years and I lived in Detroit for 25 years,” said Holland, the president and general manager of the Oilers, who spent 22 of those years as general manager. “Obviously Little Caesars Arena is a little bit different than the Joe (Louis Arena). I never stayed at the Western Book Cadillac before (before this week). But, certainly, I have a lot of great memories from my time in Detroit.”


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