Steve Yzerman Will Play In The Winter Classic Alumni Game

Nov 25, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Martin St. Louis (26) is honored for his 1,000 career game with general manager Steve Yzerman before the game against the New York Rangers at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Former Detroit Red Wings Captain Steve Yzerman is going to play in the Alumni Showdown between the Red Wings Alumni and Toronto Maple Leafs Alumni on December 31 at Coamerica Park.  Even though he is currently employed as the Tampa Bay Lightening General Manager this is the best possible result for Red Wings Fans.  Mr. Yzerman did not owe it to the fans to play in this game however this will allow us to show him the appreciation for his career here in Detroit.  Outside of Barry Sanders coming back to play for the Detroit Lions in his prime this has made me happy like a kid on Christmas.

Steve Yzerman was the best athlete in Detroit over a couple of decades and we appreciated every exciting move he made.  In this Alumni game where they do not play any defense, his offensive creativity will be on full display for the fans.  Stevie Y was one of the most gifted centers ever to play hockey.  He was one of those players who made other players better and is also the longest running Captain in NHL history for one team.

These two games will feature two of the most storied franchises in NHL history, Toronto Maple Leafs and the Detroit Red Wings.  The first game is going to be the older retirees and the second for the guys who have more recently retired.  These two games will be worth the price of admission, you will see a parade of NHL Hall of Famers from Gordie Howe, Mark Howe, Steve Yzerman, to Doug Gilmore, Wendel Clark,  and Curtis Joseph.

It does not matter if your a Maple Leaf fan or a Red Wings fan these two games should be great to watch.  The cherry on top of the milk shake is watching the greatest Red Wing I have ever seen play live.  Enjoy this game Hockey f

Topics: Detroit Red Wings, Steve Yzerman

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