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Steve Yzerman Today

05/27/2020 at 1:11pm EDT

Steve Yzerman held a Zoom conference call with the media today.


Yzerman said his feelings haven't changed on Blashill. "I have no plans on making a coaching change at this time."

Yzerman reiterates that it's unfair to judge Blashill. "We need to improve the team."

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more if needed...

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Yzerman said ultimately the Red Wings need to draft and develop. That's the only way they're going to get it turned around.

Galli tweets,

Steve Yzerman would love for the Red Wings to get back on the ice together sooner than later, but says “it’s not feasible” between league rules and gov’t restrictions.

Steve Yzerman says he thinks an NHL Draft combine is possible, but he doesn’t think it’s gonna happen.

Good point: prospects are spread across the globe.


Yzerman asked if his plan of aggression has increased:

“Maybe slightly,” he said. He wants to help the Red Wings young core, mentioning Larkin, Mantha, Bertuzzi.


Yzerman said prepared to do what they can in free agency but not focused on making a splash, wants sensible signings.


Yzerman said the Red Wings need help in every area, and it's going to take time to do that.

added 1:41pm, Wakiji,

Yzerman said they'll get deals done with RFA like Mantha, Bertuzzi but term and AAV remain to be seen.

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