March 09 2015 11:28AM
Ken Holland spent eight years as a scout, then three as a assistant general manager before getting the GM job in July of 1997. Early in his tenure he had the luxury of spending big money on free agents and veteran players so his young players could develop in the minors or pro leagues in Europe. However, since the salary cap was put in place, Holland and the entire Red Wings organization still maintain a high level of patience with young prospects.
They don't rush them into the NHL.
March 09 2015 08:30AM
It's Monday morning, and you've worked enough as far as I'm concerned. Luckily, the mailbag is here to give you 2500 words worth of time wasting goodness! As always, I need your questions to make the mailbag work. If you have a question you'd like to ask, email me at email@example.com or hit my up on Twitter at @jsbmbaggedmilk. Until then, grab some coffee and enjoy the break from "productivity."
March 08 2015 07:42PM
Bogdan Yakimov appears to be turning a corner offensively in his first AHL season. He's one of the bright lights this week among Oilers' prospects. Joining him are Leon Draisaitl and the suddenly hot Keven Bouchard.
March 08 2015 07:41PM
Trade deadline has come and gone, teams are making one last surge for a playoff spot, and impact players are dropping like flies. First Star, Worst Star is as healthy as ever though!
March 08 2015 03:45PM
When McDavid's at the top, Ma. Tank it like it's haaaawt. Tank it like it's haaaawt. Final Score: 7-4 Hurricanes.