Nick Leddy. Alex Nedeljkovic. Mitchell Stephens. None of those players were rumored to be coming to Detroit before the trade was announced. That’s the way Steve Yzerman operates. His thoughts, opinions and strategy are rarely on public display.
He doesn’t float trial balloons or concern himself with verdicts in the court of public opinion.
Yzerman acts, often boldly, always confidently. He doesn’t mind change, as he showed this offseason. Here are five ways the Red Wings have improved themselves this offseason.