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Video- Full Interview With Steve Yzerman On TNT Last Night

12/01/2022 at 9:59am EST

Paul

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today assigned goaltender Magnus Hellberg to the American Hockey League's Grand Rapids Griffins for conditioning.

Paul

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today assigned goaltender Magnus Hellberg to the American Hockey League's Grand Rapids Griffins for conditioning.

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The hot tub pic at the end of the interview was very funny!

Paul

from The Detroit News,

Ted Kulfan takes a look at the Red Wings at the one-quarter mark of the season and former Hockey Night in Canada executive director John Shannon is the podcast guest.

Kulfan also comments on Steve Yzerman's interview in the first intermission of the TNT broadcast on Wednesday. The Red Wings' GM explained the increase in NHL rallies, including the Wings' comeback from a 4-1 deficit against the Sabres in a 5-4 shootout loss at Little Caesars Arena.

The percentage of NHL games that have comeback wins is at 46 percent (146 of 317 games played), the highest at this stage of the season in league history.

"I wouldn't say I have a scientific answer," Yzerman said on the TNT broadcast on Wednesday. "But I think our league in general is in a real transition. We've got a lot of teams playing a lot of puck possession, a lot of motion. You watch Toronto. We played them the other night. They might be one of the best teams at it. In the offensive zone, they're very active. Their D are very involved in the offense.

"In the bigger end zones, teams are having troubles defending, figuring out a way of defending. When we played, it was pretty simple, three-on-three down low and the wingers covered the points. Now with these D so active and so much more room, we have a lot of switches and teams defend with overloads in the corners which creates confusion when the offensive team breaks the puck out of the corner.

"The game is in transition. The offensive side of coaching has overtaken the defensive side and now teams and coaches are going to have to adjust and come up with better defensive techniques through systems to defend a little bit. And now with 32 teams, there are tons of goaltenders and we're all looking to strengthen goaltending whether it's through the draft or free agency. It's a tough time to defend and a tough time to be in goal the way the game is played."

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