Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 04/06/06 at 10:17 AM ET
Brendan Shanahan, who's one of the NHL's most articulate voices on this or any other subject, delivered something of a thesis statement on leadership some time ago when he was asked about Steve Yzerman's role on the Detroit Red Wings. There comes a point, Shanahan posited, when a team resembles its leader the way a dog owner resembles its pooch. Yzerman was a supremely gifted offensive player who sacrificed his production for the greater good of the team. He was blessed with a preternatural skill-set, but he also played the game with the heart of a grinder.continued...the article is actually on Naslund and how he is not living up to expectations...it must be take a shot at Naslund Day in Vancouver...
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