Honestly his production has not been what was sought out to be by management IMO. His bonehead play in Quebec didn't help his popularity much either, so start the righty and see how game 1 plays out. It could light a fire under Smith's arse if anything...
would have never thought stevie Y would be on the joking side of things
he was captain serious before Toews could walk
Actually Yzerman always had a sense of humor. He was one of the biggest smartasses on the Wings, but he kept it pretty well out of the public. You didn't really hear stories until later in his career, and especially after he retired.
Though there is the infamous moment of him taunting Domi from the bench with the heavyweight belt gesture after Domi's rematch with Probert.