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Steve Yzerman Today

02/22/2021 at 3:38pm EST

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

“We all get emotional game to game and when you win, you’re happy and when you lose, you’re not happy, depending on the last performance,” Yzerman said. “But overall, in the last month since we got our guys healthy, I’ve seen a lot of positives in a lot of things, and it doesn’t really show in the wins and losses, but in a lot of things, we have a seen a significant step in the right direction.”

Yzerman has been pleased with the progress of the younger players, despite many of them having statistics that are down compared to last year.

"A guy like Filip Zadina, he knows how to score, the goals and assists will come," Yzerman said. "They know what to do. I want to see them develop into better all around hockey players. It's not (just) goals and assists. That's kind of how i watch their progress.

"We're watching all different types of things. From last year to this year, and it's relatively early (in this season), but we're a much harder team to play against. We're playing much better."

more (paid sub.)

The Detroit Free Press has a 3 minute video with Yzerman on the team progress.

added 11:21pm,

Cotsonika,

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.

Galli,

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.

Wakiji,

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

Cotsonik,

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.

added 1:55pm,

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