from Ansar Khan of Mlive,
They appear destined to miss the postseason for the fourth year in a row, having made few changes to the roster that finished 28th overall, 24 points out of the final playoff spot.
But Yzerman, the long-time Red Wings captain and franchise cornerstone who is back after nine years in Tampa Bay, realized when he was hired in April that he was in the middle of a rebuild that will take time to produce results.
“It’s a great challenge,” Yzerman said during training camp. “There’s a lot of work to be done. When I came in in ’83, we kind of went through it (rebuild) and to eventually win a Stanley Cup (in 1997) was very gratifying and I’m hoping we can again do that at some point in the future.
“It just takes time. I can’t tell you, in three years we’re going to be this, in five years we’re going to be this. All I can tell you is this is the way we’re going to do it. If we stick with it and we get a little bit of luck on the way hopefully it’ll happen before 14 years.”
Below, talking with Sergei Fedorov.