With all the injuries the Red Wings suffered this season it's nothing short of spectacular what the team pulled off. Making the playoffs for the 23rd straight year with a roster consisting mostly of young players from The Grand Rapid Griffins.
“We have a lot of young kids, and they just play,” Holland said. “They make some mistakes. They don’t really look at the scoreboard, which is a good thing and a bad thing. When you are up by a couple, you wish we would play a little safer. But the reason that they are fun to watch is, they just play.” - Ken Holland
I also think Mike Babcock deserves to win the Jack Adams award for coach of the year. He was forced to completely reshape the way Detroit plays the game to suit this young and inexperienced team. And the result speaks for it self.