June 19, 2024

Perhaps it’s a product of higher expectations. Perhaps it’s because there’s a sense of déjà vu spreading across Detroit. Regardless of its origins, it seems like more and more Detroit Red Wings fans are starting to lose faith in head coach Derek Lalonde and his staff.

In some ways, it’s a bit of a shocking development. After all, the Red Wings already have 36 wins this season which is their highest total since the 2015-16 season – the last time they made the playoffs. With 11 games remaining on their schedule, they are still very much a factor in the playoff race. This is what fans were hoping for when general manager Steve Yzerman hired Lalonde in the summer of 2022 after dismissing longtime head coach Jeff Blashill.

 

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