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Steve Yzerman This Morning

Mike Stone and Jon Jansen of 97.1 The Ticket talked with Steve Yzerman today.

I'd call it a suggested listen, which you can do here.  It is 14 minutes long.

The Malik Report has it too in SoundCloud format.

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One of the things Yzerman mentioned is Seider is obligated to play for his team until their season is over.

It depends on the league if a player can be released or not.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/12/20 at 12:00 PM ET


That’s interesting, PK. With all of the additions + re-signings I was beginning to wonder if Yzerman’s plan all along was to let these kids play all season in Europe…particularly given the uncertainty of the coming season. Some of them are in the final year of their ELC so he must have confidence in their scouting and the level of competition over there.

Has the AHL made any kind of announcement about a potential start date? The uncertainty there is another good reason to send guys overseas. You’ve improved the team for whatever this next season will be, signing short and inexpensive contracts for proven NHL’ers. Let the kids log minutes against men to further develop. I really like how this offseason has gone so far.

Posted by godblender on 10/12/20 at 12:37 PM ET


Yeah.  If they have to live bubble life I imagine thatd be hard for a 18 or 19 year old to do while trying to break into the league and develop their game.  Just a tall order for no real reason.  Also, if hes already playing games then has to come back for 82 more.  Thats an unreal amount of hockey for a young guy.  Just makes sense to leave them put for the year.  Especially when they dont know yet if there will be minors here.

Posted by ThatGuy on 10/12/20 at 01:05 PM ET


Sounda like if he wants Rass and Zadina, he can call them back.  I guees its just the Finnish League that has the rule of a club brings in a player they have to play the whole year.

Posted by ThatGuy on 10/12/20 at 01:14 PM ET

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Good post Paul (and George).

Seider and Veleno cannot come back until March or so. I like all these off season moves and once the kids are allowed to come back hopefully Stevie can get some picks for the vets he acquired.

It seems Steve and team decided to deal with the second coming of Covid (or the possibility there of) heads on. the Wings are covered in all scenarios now.

Cannot wait for the season to begin!

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 10/12/20 at 03:26 PM ET

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Cannot wait for the season to begin!

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 10/12/20 at 03:26 PM ET

Been a long time since we can say that.  Same here, Dog.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 10/12/20 at 03:35 PM ET

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Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/12/20 at 03:37 PM ET

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Max Bultman of The Athletic ($$$) has his projected lineup for the Wings.

Interesting to see Dmytro Timashov and Frans Nielsen not on the top 4 lines and Staal as the extra on defense.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/12/20 at 03:55 PM ET

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Steve is an excellent chess player. LOL  Who know if/when the season will begin? Right now it’s January 1st 2021, but with Covid who knows? confused

Posted by bigfrog on 10/12/20 at 07:33 PM ET

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