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What Else Could Yzerman Want?

07/09/2022 at 5:57am EDT

from Bob Duff of Detroit Hockey Now,

By all accounts, it was a productive, prosperous two days for the Detroit Red Wings at the NHL entry draft in Montreal. However, much like a frustrated fisherman coming in off the lake at the end of the day, Detroit GM Steve Yzerman found himself lamenting about the ones that got away.

Stevie Y solidified the team’s goaltending at the NHL level. He did so with the addition of Ville Husso from St. Louis. Yzerman found the 200-foot center he was seeking by tabbing Marco Kasper eighth overall. Kasper and second-round pick Dylan James are both described by scouts as hard to play against. That’s an element the Red Wings are desperately needing.

“We’re chipping away at things,” Yzerman acknowledged. “Without elaborating, there was one or two more things I was hoping to accomplish that we weren’t able to do but overall, we’re all excited. We just finished the draft and hopefully some of these kids turn into players.”

Turning his lament into hopefulness, Yzerman was maintaining a belief that the book isn’t closed on those other moves he was seeking out.

“No,” he said. “We’ll just keep working at things.”

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