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Red Wings' Holland not interested in a rebuild

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While the Detroit Red Wings were easily sent packing by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round, the team isn't ready to tear it all down.

At the club's end of the year locker clean out Monday, general manager Ken Holland made it clear the team isn't looking to go down the rebuild road.

"I'm not into a rebuild," Holland said, according to Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press. "They take eight to 10 years and that's if you want to tank it."

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Instead, Holland believes the team will move forward by turning to their young stars.

"We're going to give more responsibility to younger players," said Holland. "We're not reloading and we're not rebuilding. We're trying to move young people onto our team."

Eyes will be on Holland and how he treats this offseason especially if Pavel Datsyuk does indeed leave for Russia.

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