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Steve Yzerman set to make significant change in Detroit

Published April 2, 2024 at 10:40

The Detroit Red Wings' current coach, Derek Lalonde, hasn't filled the shoes of the role he was brought into leading.

They've suffered several losses which if won, would've secured their playoff spot against opponents like the Arizona Coyotes, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Buffalo Sabres.

Now, Patrick Kane in Detroit may experience playing under a brand new coach.

Reports from Detroit Hockey Now suggest that Yzerman is thinking about replacing Lalonde. A possible replacement was named as Craig Berube, the former coach of the Stanley Cup-winning St. Louis Blues.

"An NHL source is telling Hockey Now that the possibility of a coaching change is something that is being pondered by Detroit Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman. According to the source, Yzerman might be considering a change in his coach in the offseason were the Red Wings to continue their free fall out of a Stanley Cup playoff position. And if that is indeed the route he decides to take, the man at the top of the list of desirable candidates on Yzerman's short list would be former St. Louis Blues coach Craig Berube.

Berube was let go by the Blues earlier this season after losing to the Red Wings, he's currently a free agent.

"Another NHL source was telling Hockey Now that on Friday, Yzerman read the riot act to his coaching staff and players regarding their lackluster performance of late. They followed that up by blowing a third-period lead in a 3-2 shootout loss at Florida. Currently 0-2-2 on a season-high five-game road trip, Detroit completes the journey on Monday at Tampa Bay."
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