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Video- Steve Yzerman After Today’s NHL Draft Lottery

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From Brad Galli’s tweet:

Brad Galli
Steve Yzerman talked after the Red Wings found out they’ll pick No. 6 in the 2021 NHL Draft.

“Not much you can do about it. I’m not losing a minute of sleep over it,” he said.


Okay, Stevie.  Then we can’t wait to see who you draft.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 06/02/21 at 08:52 PM ET

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from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News with quotes from Yzerman,

“Whether it’s first, fifth, sixth, whatever, you have to find players in this system. It’s the same for everyone. We just have to find a way to get good players.

“There’s not much you can do about it. I’m not going to lose a minute’s sleep over it.”...

“I’ve seen a majority of the kids in that 1-to-10 range, and we’re excited about the possibilities,” Yzerman said. “Moreso this year than any other year, you’re going to have a vastly different lists. Based on which league these kids were playing in, and how much they did or didn’t play. This one will maybe have more surprises than ever.

“I’d guess sitting at six, there are players who we think will be there, multiple players, and we’ll be excited about the pick. I’ve seen most of the kids in the top 10, who we think are in the top 10 anyway, and I don’t know what other teams are thinking, but you’re going to get a good prospect, and we’ll go from there.”


Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/02/21 at 09:08 PM ET


galli: “any frustration about buffalo getting the #1?”
SY: “ no, wishing buffalo well”

imo, if anyone has any doubts that the wings haven’t already won the lotto with captain at the helm, they haven’t been paying attention.

want to see the future of the winged wheel? - have you seen the TB lightning lately?

Posted by rickytarr on 06/02/21 at 09:11 PM ET

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I’m happy they didn’t slide down to 8. I feel like this is the kind of draft that SY will be able to get his 2nd or 3rd rated player in the 6 spot.

Posted by Shanny_Fan on 06/02/21 at 10:02 PM ET

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