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The 2009-10 season has come to an end for the Detroit Red Wings, which means the real work for general manager Ken Holland begins. Here’s a glance around the Web to see what people are saying about the Wings’ off-season plans:
- The Wings’ official website looks at Pavel Datsyuk’s impressive numbers, and says that coach Mike Babcock expects captain Nicklas Lidstrom to return, Pavel Datsyuk and Jonathan Ericsson will play in the World Championships, and that the Wings are looking forward to next season.
- George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press reports on Brad May’s summer plans and the expectations for Jiri Hudler,
- The Free Press’ Helene St. James says the Wings are going to be a force in the NHL for a while.
- Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News says former Wing Chris Chelios is almost ready to retire and that Valtteri Filppula is ready for a bigger role with the team.
- The Detroit News’ Tim Twentyman says coach Mike Babcock doesn’t expect many roster changes for next season.
- Detroit News columnist lists the reasons captain Nicklas Lidstrom should stay with his team.
- Brendan Savage of the Flint Journal reports that former Detroit coach Dave Lewis is contemplating buying the Flint Generals.
- The Detroit Free Press reports that assistant coach Paul MacLean is interviewing with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
- MLive’s Ansar Khan says the Wings need a few roster additions for next season, and that coach Mike Babcock is hoping for improvements from within the roster as well.
- Babcock’s Death Stare looks at the Wings’ off-season plans.
- Bingo Bango reflects on the Wings’ struggles this season.
- Bleacher Report says the Wings should be flattered when they look at the Western Conference Finals.
- Motown Wings offers their thoughts on the season and the future of the Wings.
- Nightmare on Helm Street talks about the possibility of Steve Yzerman leaving for another team’s GM position.
- Octopus Thrower says the Wings have made the hockey world a better place.
- On the Wings says they are still proud of the Wings after the season has ended.
- Word on a Wing says the Wings won’t be targeting any big-name free agents.