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DETROIT -- Although Kris Draper couldn't wait to put his No. 33 on again and would be fit and ready for the NHL Alumni Showdown if it took place this week, there's another longtime Red Wings player who fans were hoping to see again.
That player is current Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman.
"I'm going to get Drapes to twist his arm and Cheli (Chris Chelios) to twist his arm," Wings general manager Ken Holland said at the NHL Winter Classic press conference at Comerica Park. "Obviously, we want him to play. He's always said no in the past, but let's see how our arm-twisting does."
Draper said he planned to work on Yzerman, but it looks like it won't be an easy sell.
Through the Lightning, Yzerman released a statement about his intentions for the event.
"It will be a fantastic event with two great organizations at a storied venue," Yzerman said. "The perfect location and matchup, this is wonderful for the N...
BEST OF MAXIM
19 straight wins at home after a 2-1 SO victory. I told you, you don't disrespect the number 19 in Detroit. You just don't. Recap after the jump:
Post, post, post. Detroit got out shot in this game, but they did have plenty of great chances. Yes, the PP is bad, but they are getting chances. Once they start burying those chances, the PP will go from terrible to bad. I guess...
DETROIT -- The NHL Winter Classic is finally coming to the Detroit area, and it's going to be a celebration of hockey that will take place in the city and throughout the entire region.
The worst-kept secret in sports became official at a pair of news conferences Thursday, one at Comerica Park in Detroit and one at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor.
Although the game itself between...
DETROIT - It was announced today, in an official press conference hosted by the Comerica Park, that the 2013 NHL Winter Classic will have the Toronto Maple Leafs take on the Detroit Red Wings in Michigan Stadium on January 1st, 2013.
Often considered the worst kept secret in the NHL since the 2012 Winter Classic ended, the 2013 Winter Classic will take on a new form. In addition...
For some mysterious reason which has something to do with parallel announcements at Comerica Park (which will be streamed online at NHL.com and DetroitRedWings.com) at 10:30 AM on Thursday and Michigan Stadium at 1:15 PM on Thursday, the Detroit Red Wings won’t practice on Thursday, but they earned the day off to promote the 2013 Winter Clas…I mean engage in a “major announcement”...
The Red Wings have several sparkling personalities -- Jimmy Howard, Danny Cleary, Tomas Holmstrom and the inimitable Pavel Datsyuk -- but will they be too elusive for HBO to catch next autumn?
Pavel Datsyuk and Todd Bertuzzi scored shootout goals to give the Detroit Red Wings their 19th consecutive home victory, 2-1 over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night. Detroit tied the 1970-71 Boston Bruins for the second-longest home streak in NHL history. The 1975-76 Philadelphia Flyers and the 1929-30 Bruins won 20 consecutive games at home.
The Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs will play in the 2013 Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor.
Pavel Datsyuk and Todd Bertuzzi scored shootout goals to give the Detroit Red Wings their 19th consecutive home victory, 2-1 over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night.
Next year's Winter Classic could set an attendance record.
Less than a week after Adam Hall suffered a partial tear of his left biceps, general manager Steve Yzerman said he was expected to miss eight weeks. It turned out to be much less.