Ken Holland resists express line from Griffins despite youth movement

Filip Hronek has enjoyed a wonderful rookie season, tying a team record by points by a rookie defenseman, but he is ready to jump to the Red Wings?( GRAND RAPIDS – The youth movement with the Detroit Red Wings puts more emphasis on the development of players with the Grand Rapids Griffins, but general manager Ken Holland stressed there is no express-line ticket waiting for anyone. Holland, on hand for the Griffins’ 6-3 loss to Manitoba on Wednesday, insisted the evaluation process from the AHL to the NHL remains the same even as the Red Wings put a premium on young talent. The Red Wings missed the playoffs for the… Read More

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Ortiz: Cardinals must ask Holland to consider return to minors

St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Greg Holland (56) is removed by manager Mike Matheny after Holland walked four batters in the 10th inning of the April 9 game against Milwaukee at Busch Stadium. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) History tells us that Holland, 32, is much better than he has shown during his brief tenure with the Cardinals. He’s essentially still going through spring training during the regular season because he didn’t agree to his $14 million, one-year contract until March 29. Teams need that time to prepare the starting pitchers as they build up their arm strength and refine their pitches. Hitters would argue that they could be ready for the… Read More

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Ken Holland: Detroit Red Wings determined to rebuild with youth

Red Wings general manager Ken Holland wants to move more younger players onto the roster.( DETROIT – Detroit Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg stood in the dressing room Tuesday after the team photo, hoping one day to play in the postseason again. The odds don’t appear in his favor, even though he will return next season. The Red Wings are done trying to retool on the fly with some off-season patchwork geared toward sneaking into the playoffs, with the hopes of getting hot at the right time. They are embracing a multiyear rebuilding project after missing the playoffs for the second consecutive season. "Obviously very disappointing season," general manager Ken… Read More

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Cardinals’ Greg Holland: Could join Cardinals on Monday

Holland could join the Cardinals on Monday, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports. Holland is with High-A Palm Beach as he continues to work his way into game shape after signing with the Cardinals on Opening Day. If everything goes well during a pair of appearances for the Palm Beach Cardinals on Thursday and Saturday, the 32-year-old should be cleared to join the Cardinals prior to their home series against the Brewers next week. Once activated, Holland will serve as the Cardinals’ closer. Source Article

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