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#1 puckbags

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:42 PM

Mitch Albom wrote this story on the morning of the Wing's cup clinching win in 1997. How incredibly spoiled have we been for the last 25 years to have 2 such amazing captains.

Mitch Albom story about Yzerman

"Hard Work Beats Talent When Talent Refuses to Work Hard"

 

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 02:00 PM

Great read- game me goosebumps!
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 02:04 PM

Greatest. Birthday. Present. Ever.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 02:09 PM

Greatest. Birthday. Present. Ever.


Happy Birthday :beerbuddy: :drunk:

"Hard Work Beats Talent When Talent Refuses to Work Hard"

 

LGW after 1 loss is irrational, after a few in a row it becomes quite comical, 22 playoff appearances in a row and 4 cups in that time and still going strong. Relaxxxxx !!
 


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Posted 06 June 2012 - 02:24 PM

Happy Birthday :beerbuddy: :drunk:


It's tomorrow, but thank you in advance. :D

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"People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but *actually* from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it's more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly... time-y wimey... stuff."  -- The Doctor


#6 NeverForgetMac25

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 02:36 PM

Beautiful article. :thumbup: Thanks much for posting!

BTW, I just started watching the '97 Championship DVD on youtube. I couldn't wait until I got home tonight.
It's amazing how much clarity comes when you care more about the Red Wings than any individual player.


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Posted 06 June 2012 - 02:52 PM

Awesome. This man will ALWAYS be my captain.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 03:19 PM

He is 32, working on what's likely his final contract as a player.


:lol: That line got me! Little did Mitch know Steve would be here 10 more years!!!

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#9 ToMaToToWnWinGsFaN_24

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 06:10 AM

It's tomorrow, but thank you in advance. :D



well tomorrow IS today!
Happy Birthday!!

and great read. thank you !

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 09:52 AM

Thanks for posting this, gave me goosebumps reading it.
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Posted 07 June 2012 - 10:18 AM

I read another article today on the 97 cup run and it mentioned that Yzerman ripped the Wings a new one when Detroit were tied 2-2 in the series with St. Louis. I want that transcript! It's said that no single Wing has ever repeated a word of that speech to anyone.

Oh yea and the roar for Yzerman gives me the chills.


Edited by PROBIE4PREZ, 07 June 2012 - 10:25 AM.

"I mean, the best thing for my knee, for anyone's knee, is to never play again and retire. But I'm not going to do that." o-captain my captain

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 01:18 PM

Every time I watch that video, I feel a slight bit bad for Martin LaPointe. I mean, you have to follow Steve Yzerman in the introduction line.....that couldn't have been easy. Not saying the fans didn't like him or anything, but I mean.....it's Steve Yzerman. The fans would cheer him tying the laces on the boot of his skate.

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"People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but *actually* from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it's more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly... time-y wimey... stuff."  -- The Doctor






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