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Steve Yzerman on Detroit Red Wings' 1997 triumph: 'I didn’t want the game to end'

Twenty-four years ago today, the decades-long wait ended for the Detroit Red Wings and their fans. On June 7, 1997, at Joe Louis Arena, the Wings completed their four-game sweep of the Flyers, 2-1, and kicked off the Hockeytown dynasty of four championships in 11 seasons. The Free Press’ new book — “Stanleytown: 25 Years Later” — tells the behind-the-scenes stories of the Stanley Cup’s return to Detroit, including The Captain’s dream finally coming true on a wild Saturday night in the Motor City.
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Red Wings: Steve Yzerman is as Straightforward as Ever

BUFFALO, NY - JUNE 24: San Jose Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson talks to Tampa Bay Lightning General Manager Steve Yzerman during round one of the 2016 NHL Draft on June 24, 2016 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Any Detroit Red Wings fan who watched the...

Steve Yzerman: Red Wings will get ‘good prospect’ at No. 6

The Detroit Red Wings didn’t beat the odds Wednesday and move into the top two in the NHL draft lottery, but at least they didn’t fall any spots, like they have each of the previous four years. The Red Wings had the sixth-best odds, and No. 6 is where they...

Video- Steve Yzerman After Today’s NHL Draft Lottery

Welcome to Abel to Yzerman, a Red Wing blog since 1977. No other site on the internet has better-researched, fact-laden and better prepared discussions than A2Y. Re-phrase: we do little research, find facts and stats highly overrated and claim little to no preparation. There are 19 readers of A2Y. No more, no less. All of them, except maybe one, are juvenile in nature. Reminding them of that in the comment section will only encourage them to prove that. Your suggestions and critiques are welcome:

Transcript: Steve Yzerman End of Season Press Conference

Red Wings EVP and GM Steve Yzerman holds his end of season press conference to discuss extending coach Jeff Blashill, the offseason and more. Last week, Executive Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman spoke to the media regarding the 2020-21 season, the extension for head coach Jeff Blashill and the path forward for the Red Wings, including all the exciting young talent on the horizon. The transcript has been edited for clarity and length.

Detroit Red Wings Opinion: In Steve Yzerman We Trust

From left: Ken Holland, Steve Yzerman and Christopher Ilitch at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit on April 19, 2019. Wings Conference2. After a week long wait, Steve Yzerman finally spoke. The Red Wings general manager made it abundantly clear that this team is now his, and things will be done on his timeline. No amount of fan angst, losing, or negativity will shift his thinking.

#LGRW Daily: Steve Yzerman happy to extend Jeff Blashill's contract

DETROIT -- After more than a week of anticipation, Detroit Red Wings executive vice president & general manager Steve Yzerman announced Tuesday that coach Jeff Blashill's contract has been extended through at least the 2021-22 season. Yzerman said one of his biggest reasons for extending Blashill is his respect for...

In keeping Jeff Blashill, Steve Yzerman is asking for your trust. He has earned it

Steve Yzerman is keeping his coach. He has his reasons. They probably aren’t yours. Mostly because it’s harder for you to see them. Which means, for some of you, your thoughts about Jeff Blashill sticking around another year … or five — Yzerman declined to say how long he was extending his contract — may pit your desire to see Blashill fired against your faith in Yzerman.

It's official: Jeff Blashill will return as Detroit Red Wings coach, Steve Yzerman says

Jeff Blashill's tenure as coach of the Detroit Red Wings is headed for a seventh season. In a much anticipated — and, frankly, expected — announcement Tuesday afternoon, the organization tweeted that "executive vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman today announced that Jeff Blashill has agreed to a contract extension to remain head coach."

Live Stream- Steve Yzerman And Jeff Blashill Press Conference

The Word on Woodward crew along with Ken Kal and Larry Murphy will be on and then at 4:15pm you will be able to watch the Steve Yzerman press conference followed by Jeff Blashill. Watch below and the stream is scheduled to start at 4:00pm ET. Be the first to...
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Detroit Red Wings: Steve Yzerman remains mum on Jeff Blashill’s future

Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman remains mum on the future of head coach Jeff Blashill. Last month Yzerman indicated that he’d address the coaching situation with the franchise quite early-on in the offseason, which generally happens when a team opts for a coaching change. Recently the Arizona Coyotes chose to move on from Rick Tocchet and likewise the Blue Jackets with John Tortorella. Meaning, all signs are pointing to Blashill potentially returning for the 2021-22 season.

Red Wings Season in Review: Steve Yzerman Will Be Busy

May 7, 2021; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Detroit Red Wings left wing Mathias Brome (86), center Vladislav Namestnikov (92), and goaltender Thomas Greiss (29) celebrate defeating the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports. Any Detroit Red Wings outlet–whether traditional media, blog, or podcast, trumpeted the...

Steve Yzerman could reveal Jeff Blashill's coaching future with Detroit Red Wings Monday

Jeff Blashill said after the Detroit Red Wings finale that he’d enjoyed every second he’d been a part of the organization. Whether his tenure behind the bench will extend past six seasons is in the hands of general manager Steve Yzerman. Blashill is in the last year of his contract, and Yzerman said last month he planned to sit down “very quickly” with Blashill after the season ended.