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#1 Doc Holliday

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 12:10 PM

Steve Yzerman was a warrior, no doubt about that.

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 12:28 PM

He pretty much destroyed the standard we have of captains for the Red Wings with that playoff performance.

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 12:39 PM

That video made me tear up just a little. Especially that Big Al slapshot. Isn't it about time for a bronze tribute to The Captain in the concourse?

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 12:40 PM

Brings tears to the eyes! That was such an incredible playoff run.

Love you Stevie!
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Posted 17 April 2011 - 01:12 PM

watching ANYBODY drop down in front of an Al McInnis slapper is enough to make me cringe... especially when its The Captain. He was the definition of a WARRIOR!

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 01:18 PM

My favorite of the 4 Stanley Cup runs.

I remember for the first two series of that run wondering game by game if Stevie was going to play. The last two series, I had no doubt "The Captain" would be in there giving it his all.

Stevie's finest hour! :clap:

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 02:05 PM

I miss him.
Playoff Time. Let's Go Red Wings!!!!

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 02:45 PM



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Posted 17 April 2011 - 02:55 PM

Stevie <3


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Posted 17 April 2011 - 03:16 PM

How strange, that video made my eyes leak for some unknown reason. Posted Image


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Posted 18 April 2011 - 08:08 AM

He's the reason I got into hockey and the Red Wings. No one will ever live up to him as long as I live.

It's amazing how much clarity comes when you care more about the Red Wings than any individual player.

"They are the best team in the world. They are a team that can just take over when they want to," Chicago's Patrick Kane said (of the Detroit Red Wings).

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 08:32 AM

Love Lids to death but Stevie Y will always be my Red Wings "hero" and "Captain". Those 2002 playoffs were quite memorable.

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 08:44 AM

Ugh, there are a few things that make me want to tear up in this world. This video is one of em, overwhelming chills from head to toe. :satisfied: forever "The Captain"
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Posted 18 April 2011 - 08:46 AM

Just the best. I was there for the '02 Cup clincher and other games and he just battled through every single thing. His whole career is portrayed in this clip. The truest leader sports has ever had and ever will have. Just a great honor to have lived through his entire Captaincy and watch him play. Love ya Stevie! Not just my favorite all time Wing, just all time favorite human being. Posted Image

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 09:34 AM

So I am sitting here with Chuck Norris, we watched that and one single solitary tear fell from his eyes.
He said takes this and save a child from cancer. But the tear was so heavy I could not carry it!

Then he showed me his Yzerman tattoo that had the words "My Hero" underneath it, not only that but when he lifted his shirt the song "My Hero" by Foo Fighters played from his chest.

Ok in all seriousness, awesome commercial.
That run was unbelievable, and without Stevie the team never makes it out of the first round.
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#16 Robby2419


    that avatar pic is in fact me with Stevie Y

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 09:39 AM

ok im man enough to admit it. that choked me up a bit. i was at the game when they retired his number. i still cant believe he is gone. i never thought growing up i would see my favorite player retire.

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 10:07 AM

Steve Yzerman would be playing with a 2nd degree MCL sprain, that would be like a hangnail compared to what he played through :ph34r:

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 10:12 AM

Steve was the man, is the man, was the man. The Red Wings have been fortunate over the years to employ not only some of the best hockey players in the world, but some of the best human beings in the world. We're all better for having watched him play.


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Posted 18 April 2011 - 11:37 AM

I have been staring at a blinking cursor trying to figure out what else I could possibly add to this thread ,
and to be honest, there is not much I can say that has not been said already.

they waited too long to retire his number.... It should of been up there 5 years before his playing days ended.
I remember the 97 cup win and how I wept like a baby when he swung that Cup up over his head and the smile that was on his face.....
Thinking "FINALLY.......HE FINALLY GOT IT"! In all my years of watching sports in Detroit, no one deserved it more than Steve.

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 12:09 PM

Agree with everything here. Greatest Captain ever. And what he really had in that series was that he simply refused to lose. Sure, everyone wants to win, but Stevie just refused to lose. Whatever it took. A rare quality -- but I would love to see a bit more of that out of the current team.

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