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The Daily: Yes, Red Wings Yzerman Has Heard of the Yzerplan; Islanders Interested in Blackhawks’ Kane?

Yzerman offers his explanation of the Yzerplan



Steve Yzerman, Detroit Red Wings GM
Steve Yzerman has heard that Red Wings fans are calling his rebuild the Yzerplan.

It started from the moment he was hired as the new general manager of the Detroit Red Wings. Firstly, Steve Yzerman was attempting to return the franchise to the glory days that were commonplace while he was captain of the club. Secondly, the fanbase was granting this attempt a unique handle.

The’ve been calling it the Yzerplan.

And yes, in case you were wondering Red Wings fans, Yzerman has heard that you’re referring to his rebuild of the team as the Yzerplan. As a result, he was acknowledging this recently while an intermission guest on an NHL on TNT broadcast.

Stevie Y was even offering his simple assessment on what the Yzerplan is all about.

“Honestly, the plan is find good players,” Yzerman explained. “It’s as simple as that.

“That’s the plan.”

Red Wings In Case You Missed It

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  • Detroit prospect Amadeus Lombardi of the Flint Firebirds is moving up into the top scorers in the OHL
  • Goaltender Sebastian Cossa is proving to be a workhorse for the ECHL Toledo Walleye
  • The Red Wings are making hay against struggling NHL teams this season

Red Wings Next Game

Detroit coach Derek Lalonde will be back in his old haunts. The Red Wings are traveling to Tampa Bay on Tuesday to face the Eastern Conference champion Lightning.

Hockey Now Network

Pittsburgh: There’s an illness running through the roster. As a result, it may leave the club shorthanded for Tuesday’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Pittsburgh Penguins

Boston: The Buins finally lose a home game and it’s to old coach Bruce Cassidy and the Vegas Golden Knights. Boston Bruins

Philadelphia: The Flyers stunned the Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche 5-3. Philadelphia Flyers

Washington: Center Nicklas Backstrom underwent hip surgery. However, he could be back earlier than originally anticipated. Washington Capitals

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Islanders: Are the Islanders interested in acquiring Chicago’s Patrick Kane? New York Islanders

Florida: The Panthers are placing veteran forward Patric Hornqvist on LTIR. Florida Panthers

Montreal: Canadiens netminder Carey Price causing a social media controversy. Montreal Canadiens

Calgary: Former Flames prospect Jusso Valimaki is loving life in Arizona. Calgary Flames

San Jose: Sharks forward Mario Ferraro is out with a foot injury after blocking a shot. San Jose Sharks

Colorado: Add center Nathan MacKinnon to the growing Avalanche injury list. Colorado Avalanche

Vegas: Firstly, no Jack Eichel. Secondly, no Alex Pietrangelo. However, it was no problem for Vegas in Boston. Vegas Golden Knights

Dallas: Who’s hot and who’s cold for the Stars? Dallas Stars