Will Steve Yzerman save the Detroit Red Wings? | The Tylt
Will Steve Yzerman save the Detroit Red Wings?
Welcome back, Stevie Y! Yzerman will always be an all-time great player, but he can add to his legend by rebuilding the Red Wings to their former glory.
If anyone can do it, it's the Captain. He built the Tampa Bay Lightning into contenders in the Eastern Conference, making it to the Stanley Cup Final once, notching the most points in the East in 2018 and securing the President's Cup in 2019. His shrewd moves put Tampa Bay back on the map, and he will do the same for Detroit.
The Lightning may be great at racking up points in the regular season, but how many Cups has that won? Yzerman brought a lot of great memories as a player, but expecting him to save the Detroit team is too much—especially with the Red Wings stuck the way they are.
Yzerman can do a good job, but unless the Stanley Cup comes back to Detroit, nothing will ever satisfy those fans. That's a lot of expectation to live up to—a height he was never able to accomplish in Tampa Bay.