Morning 4: What Detroit Red Wings GM Yzerman said about firing head coach Blashill

Here are the top stories for the morning of May 3, 2022

Steve Yzerman attends the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft at Rogers Arena on June 21, 2019 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Morning 4 is a quick roundup of stories we think you should know about to start your day. So, let’s get to the news.

What Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman said about coach search, state of rebuild

Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman talked to the media on Monday, just two days after announcing the firing of head coach Jeff Blashill.

The Red Wings missed the playoffs again this year, and struggled to win games -- and hold teams to fewer than five goals -- in the final stretch of the season. It was the conclusion of the third year under Yzerman as GM.

“Jeff Blashill is a good hockey coach. He ran a really good program,” Yzerman said in a press conference on Monday afternoon. “I can certainly attest to what has been our program for the last three years because it’s been dictated by me. You cannot judge Jeff Blashill on the Detroit Red Wings’ record.”

See what else Yzerman had to say here.

18 guns found at home of Detroit man making $2,000 a day with marijuana vending machine, police say

Officials said they found 18 guns at the home of a Detroit man who was making $2,000 per day by running a marijuana vending machine outside the house.

Here’s everything we know.

‘I had all of these bizarre symptoms’: What ‘long COVID’ means and how it’s affecting millions

An estimated 23 million Americans are suffering from symptoms of “long COVID.” It’s being called the pandemic after the pandemic.

Answers about long COVID are still in short supply, and that’s leaving many people struggling to find the medical help they need.

“I woke up in the middle of the night because of, like, a drumming or pounding sound,” Nitza Rochez said. “It was literally the sound of my heart, and I went to the emergency room.”

See the story here.

Lincoln Park man accused of exchanging graphic, sexual Snapchat messages with 15-year-old girl

A Lincoln Park man is facing charges after he exchanged several graphic, sexually explicit Snapchat messages, photos, and videos with a 15-year-old girl, according to officials.

Read more here.

Weather: Tracking Tuesday rain and thunder

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

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Cassidy Johncox is a senior digital news editor covering stories across the spectrum, with a special focus on politics and community issues.