Tuesday, December 10, 2013

BEST News o' the Day

The Captain WILL play!

From a piece at NHL.com:
Igor Larionov, Tomas Holmstrom, Brendan Shanahan, Sergei Fedorov, Chris Chelios, Slava Fetisov, Paul Coffey and Nicklas Lidstrom are among the players that have agreed to play in the game. Jacques Demers and Scotty Bowman, the two primary coaches during Yzerman's career, will serve as coaches for the Alumni Showdown, joined by legendary forward Gordie Howe and Barry Smith, who served as an associate coach of the Red Wings from 1993 to 2004.

Yzerman, the longest-serving captain in the history of the League, was the No. 4 pick in the 1983 NHL Draft and he joined the Red Wings as an 18-year-old the following fall. He would go on to win three Stanley Cups with the franchise. The first, in 1997, ended a 42-year drought for the Original Six franchise.

He finished his 22-year career with 1,755 points in 1,514 regular-season games. He added 185 points in 196 Stanley Cup Playoff games.
Now that that's been decided... the REAL question is: will the networks pick up the Winter Classic alumni game?  Or do I have to firebomb somebody?


  1. Sheesh. . . Stevie Y is almost 50, and he still looks about 19. . .

    This Winter Classic is gonna be cool beyond belief. . .

    1. ...and he still looks about 19. . .

      There ain't no justice, is there? Are you going to drive down to Dee-troit for some/any of the festivities?


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