Originally posted 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?

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Sanu: Halftime show played role in Super Bowl collapse

James Dolan is among potential group of investors of new arena for New York Islanders

Report: Rams, Clippers discussing NBA venue in Inglewood

Terrence Jones reportedly interested in joining Celtics

LeBron reverses course, says he ‘always felt good’ about Cavs

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Ole Miss tried to implicate Mississippi State in football scandal

Jamaal Charles could be on the roster bubble

Jimmy Butler on state of Bulls: ‘I just want to win at all costs’

Report: Giants will be ‘aggressive’ in trying to sign Jason Pierre-Paul

Report: Porzingis avoided ligament damage in ankle

Brooks Koepka meltdown includes whiff, stomping head off driver

Top 10 shortstops in baseball for 2017

The most dangerous NBA teams flying under the radar

Eat, Drink, Watch: Your award-worthy weekend planning guide

Grading the NBA trade deadline on the Vince Carter scale

Box Score 2/24: A night of NBA disrespect

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

The 'Pete Rose instead of Kareem? Surely, you can't be serious' quiz

Streaming sports docuseries you don't want to miss

Teams that can prevent a Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals three-peat

The NFL off-season is a passer’s fancy

The Aesthetic: Pushing the boundaries of the three-pointer

NBA coaches who should be fired soon

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Top 10 shortstops in baseball for 2017

The most dangerous NBA teams flying under the radar

Eat, Drink, Watch: Your award-worthy weekend planning guide

Grading the NBA trade deadline on the Vince Carter scale

Streaming sports docuseries you don't want to miss

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

The 'Pete Rose instead of Kareem? Surely, you can't be serious' quiz

Teams that can prevent a Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals three-peat

The NFL off-season is a passer’s fancy

QUIZ: Name every MLB pitcher who has recorded 10 or more shutouts in a single season

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker