Abel to Yzerman
by IwoCPO on 03/04/12 at 09:58 AM ET
San Jose, as you may know, has beaten Detroit two straight years in the playoffs.
Yet, with pessimism ruling the day out west? They’re reaffirming what we already knew…like everyone else, the Sharks are just trying to get close to what the Wings have become.
“Pavel Datsyuk doesn’t lead this league in scoring,” Wilson said of the Detroit Red Wings star, dismissing point totals as a barometer of individual performance. “When Steve Yzerman went from 140 points to 90 points is when they started winning.
“Joe’s not old. Patty’s not old. I mean, on Detroit, they’d be kids. It’s all relative. It’s a state of mind.
“Joe now is at the age when Steve Yzerman won his first Stanley Cup. And it’s possible he’s in better shape and training better—look at how he played in the playoffs before he hurt his shoulder. I’m not sure I see a decline as much as I see an evolution.”
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