Originally written on Nightmare on Helm Street  |  Last updated 2/10/12

COLUMBUS, OH - JUNE 22: Steve Yzerman of the Detroit Red Wings speaks during the first round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft at Nationwide Arena on June 22, 2007 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Some troubling news from Fox Sports this morning...

Apparently, Steve Yzerman has decided NOT to return to Detroit and don the Winged Wheel once more to play in the traditional alumni game.

"At this time, I don't plan on participating in the alumni game but hope to watch the Outdoor Classic on TV." --Steve Yzerman

If Yzerman were to come back - I can only imagine what the fan reaction would be like there at The Big House.  It's extremely disapointing that "at this time", it doesn't appear to be happneing.

But, the Wings aren't going to let #19 off the hook so easily.

Make the jump to read more.

"I'm going to get Drapes to twist his arm and Cheli to twist his arm. Obviously, we want him to play. He's always said no in the past, but let's see how our arm-twisting does." --Ken Holland

Stevie is no push-over.  It might take the combined efforts of Holland, Draper, Chelios, Osgood, and others to work him over.

We get it, Stevie - you're a business man now.  And you don't want any distractions from the job you have right now just trying to make the play-offs in the East.  But it just wouldn't be the same knowing that you're out there and not even showing up in Detroit in recognition of this event.  Steve Yzerman still has amnesty in Detroit...but this is a big deal to me personally.

Maybe if we invite Fedorov to come back and give HIM the "C" that he always wanted...sure it's petty and it would never work...I'm just spitballing here people.

Your thoughts?

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