Abel to Yzerman
by IwoCPO on 05/21/07 at 10:51 PM ET
I’d like to apologize up front for interrupting the self-pity train many Wing fans have decided to step in front of. I guaranteed a Game 7 last night didn’t I? Isn’t that enough? What else can I do for the naysayers, the pessimists who commented with “it was a great run but now it’s over and I’m sad but not so sad that I won’t watch the Pistons what time do they start anyway?”
I don’t know. I just don’t.
Hey. Scott Burnside says Hank’s the man.
Zetterberg, 26, has quietly become one of those players around whom you could build not only an offense, but a winner.
“He would be a guy to build around, he makes others better. That is a rare trait that gives a team glue,” one Western Conference scout told ESPN.com this week. “His Red Wings pedigree is going to stick with him no matter where he plays later. So, he goes up high on the list [of top players].”
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