Henrik Zetterberg saved his best game of the series for an elimination game, showing his strength as a new captain. (Beauty Playin’ Eh, Flickr)
With his team’s back firmly implanted against the wall in game six, Detroit Red Wings’ captain Henrik Zetterberg hadn’t yet found the scoresheet himself.
On Friday night, that changed in a big way, evoking definite memories of Steve...
DETROIT -- During the Detroit Red Wings' glorious run of four Stanley Cups in the span of 12 years, some of the best and most competitive hockey I witnessed happened during practice.
The Wings were a deep and extremely talented bunch back then, boasting a center-ice corps of Steve Yzerman, Sergei Fedorov, Igor Larionov and Kris Draper. The team was a combination of scintillating...
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If Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman was attempting to spark his underachieving club with a bold coaching change, the plan has gotten off to a solid start.
New coach Jon Cooper is setting the bar pretty high, too, and seems more than prepared for the job as he makes his debut Friday night against the visiting New Jersey Devils...
Hockey Hall of Fame writer Jim Matheson had some interesting comments last night on where things stand between Lindy Ruff and Steve Yzerman as the Lightning GM searches for his next head coach. Continue reading "Report: Ruff Is Yzerman’s First Choice"
Steve Yzerman is once again committed to defense.
Only days after Yzerman's Tampa Bay Lightning missed the postseason, the GM overhauled his team's roster, trading for a promising young goaltender and signing a slew of free agent defensemen.
Paced by Steven Stamkos' 97 points and league-leading 60 goals last season, Tampa Bay also fielded four other 20-goal, 40-point...
Steve Yzerman will lead Canada's hockey team at a second straight Winter Olympics.
Hockey Canada on Monday appointed the NHL great executive director of the men's hockey team. Yzerman assembled the squad that won the gold medal at the 2010 Vancouver Games, and now he'll try to do the same at the Sochi Games in 2014.
He'll be assisted by a group that includes Detroit...
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March 05, 2012
Steve Yzerman last wore a Red Wings uniform on May 1, 2006.
It was a playoff game against the Edmonton Oilers, and Yzerman, The Captain, and his Detroit Red Wings had just been eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs in the opening round.
Many of us in Detroit still vividly remember the picture of Yzerman leaving the ice for the last time as a player -- No. 19 clutching the blade...
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...
TROY, Mich. -- It's still a little odd to hear Steve Yzerman talk about the Detroit Red Wings as "them" instead of "us."
But that's the reality of the situation as the longtime former Wings captain is now known as the Tampa Bay Lightning general manager, a position he's held for more than a year and a half.
Yzerman was at the Troy Sports Center to...
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DETROIT -- It might just be one game of 82 on the schedule but for the Red Wings and their fans, it will be special to have the Tampa Bay Lightning in town.
Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman is still pretty well known around these parts.
The Wings are well aware of who will be getting the loudest cheers Wednesday night at Joe Louis Arena.
"Hell probably get a standing...