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Wednesday, July 06, 2005

nhl- More on Dave Lewis

from TSN, It certainly looks as though the Detroit Red Wings are about to make a coaching change.
Amid published reports that the Wings are considering hiring Mike Babcock, who has until Thursday to let the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim know whether he's willing to accept a one-year contract offer from new GM Brian Burke, Detroit is set to let its head coach Dave Lewis know his fate in the next 24 to 48 hours.
"I talked with (Dave Lewis) yesterday," Wings' GM Ken Holland said today. "I told him I would get back to him before the end of the week."
That certainly sounds ominous for Lewis, who has been the Wings' head coach since Scotty Bowman retired. Lewis's contract expired on June 30th and the mere fact it wasn't automatically renewed with the CBA negotiations approaching a conclusion is a strong indicator Lewis isn't likely to be back with the Wings
In fact, TSN has learned that Lewis' agent has contacted other teams around the league looking for openings for his client.