from Kevin Allen of Detroit Hockey Now,
When coach Ben Simon was talking about Red Wings draft pick Kirill Tyutyayev last night he sounded like he was giving the Robin Williams “Carpe Diem” speech from “Dead Poets Society.”
He didn’t tell Tyutyayev to “Gather ye rosebuds while ye may.” But in Simon’s own way, he told Tyutyayev he needed to seize the day.
“I think it’s important for him to make the most of whatever opportunity is afforded to him,” said Simon, coach of the Detroit rookies in the NHL Prospect Camp. “Whether that’s whatever role is in Grand Rapids — however that plays out — but make the most of whatever opportunity is given to him and don’t look back. He’s got to grab a job and grab a spot.”