(WXYZ) — Former Detroit Crimson Wings star Gerard Gallant was fired as head coach for the Las Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday, and now, many are questioning if he’ll come again to Detroit.
Present Crimson Wings Head Coach Jeff Blashill signed a two-year contract on the finish of the 2018-19 season, however the staff is at the moment having the worst season within the NHL. Gallant led the Golden Knights to the Stanley Cup Finals of their first 12 months.
Regardless of that, Crimson Wings GM Steve Yzerman has stood behind Blashill, and when he was employed, mentioned it could takes time to construct a successful staff.
Gallant and Yzerman had been teammates and infrequently on the identical line collectively. He scored 207 objectives and added 260 assists in his 9 years with the Crimson Wings.
That features a stellar season in 1988-89 which noticed him have 39 objectives, 54 assists and 230 penalty minutes. That 12 months in addition they grew to become the highest-scoring line within the Crimson Wings historical past together with Paul MacLean.
“It was fun, an I remember Stevie was pretty good that year, too,” he mentioned in 2014,
The 2 even have expertise off the ice collectively, as Yzerman employed Gallant as an assistant coach for Canada’s World Championship staff in 2007.
A number of folks on Twitter expressed their ideas about Gallant probably coming to Detroit.
Please Steve Yzerman, eliminate Blashill straight away! Detroit Crimson Wings can’t afford to let Gerard Gallant slip beneath their nostril a second time.
— Double Hassle (@ToppeNette) January 15, 2020
Gallant must go save the Crimson Wings now, poor fellas
— Kaitlin (@silent_shadow36) January 15, 2020