Originally posted on Nightmare on Helm Street  |  Last updated 2/9/12

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)

Well gang, we all know by now that Detroit’s not only hosting the Winter Classic, but also will be having a plethora of other games to go along with it.

One of which is an alumni game, which can only mean one thing:

Mr. Yzerman will don the Winged Wheel once again.

Hit the jump for more on Yzerman and other possible alumni:

I mean, he’s got to right?  Sure, there’d be a bit of a conflict of interest, being that he’s the GM of the Lightning, but he’s the “The Captain” first and a Wing at heart.

Helene St. James explained that the Wings have talked to Brendan Shanahan about playing.  He “told them he'd put the screws on Steve Yzerman to come, too.”  That’s a good start Shanny and we’d love to have the Irishman play.  He’s forever a Red Wing.

Other Wings have already committed.  Kris Draper and Kirk Maltby are in. I’m sure McCarty would be in as well (if he can get the time off his job on Pawn Stars of course) to get the Grind Line back together once more.

I’m sure Osgood will be in net for Detroit.  I’d love to see Mickey out there with his wood stick, I’m sure if his health allows it, he’ll lace ‘em up.

Other possibilities: Igor Larionov, Rafalski, Dino Ciccarelli, Mike Vernon, Brett Hull, Ray Sheppard, and the crazy Mr. Hasek, who might still be playing over in Russia.

You know someone I bet we won’t see?  Sergei Fedorov.  Something tells me he won’t let bygones be bygones and let it go.

Who do you want to see play in the alumni game?  Leave it in the comments.

 

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