Steve Yzerman has an intriguing list of candidates for the Red Wings coaching search

Detroit “Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman has a choice, that’s for sure.

In his search for a head coach to replace Jeff Blashill, Yzerman has a long, long list of candidates available. Whether it’s from the NHL, minor leagues, NCAA or Europe.

There are plenty of candidates available, many with impressive, winning resumes and strengths that seem to match what Yzerman is looking for.

Yzerman is looking for a candidate who can push the Wings, demand accountability and make the Wings play better defensively.

There is no timeline for Yzerman to appoint a new coach. Yzerman mentioned in his end-of-season press release — while announcing that Jeff Blashill would not be retained — that he would like to have a coach in place around the Stanley Cup Finals (mid-June), but that is not the case. was not compulsory.

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