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November 24, 2009 | Helene Elliott
Steve Yzerman has the best and worst job in sports. Yzerman, executive director of the Canadian Olympic men's hockey team for the Vancouver Games, is blessed with the deepest talent pool but faces enormous pressure to win a medal in the sport that's a national obsession. Yzerman spent most of last week in California scouting the Ducks, Kings and San Jose Sharks against the Philadelphia Flyers, Tampa Bay Lightning and Calgary Flames, picking up nuances he can't get on TV. "I think it helps to go out and see everybody live, see what they're doing, see what situations they're playing in," he said.
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January 8, 2014 | Helene Elliott
From mighty Canada with its 11 returning gold medalists to humble hopefuls Latvia and Norway, the remaining entrants in the Sochi Olympic hockey tournament announced their rosters Tuesday, triggering vigorous debate in hockey rinks around the world. Kings defenseman Drew Doughty's second straight selection for Canada was automatic, but forward Jeff Carter was a mild surprise. The Kings will have six Olympians, with host Russia choosing defenseman Slava Voynov, and the previous picks of center Anze Kopitar for Slovenia and goaltender Jonathan Quick and forward Dustin Brown by Team USA. "Any time you get to represent Canada and put on that jersey, it's the biggest honor ever, really," Doughty said.
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June 9, 1989
Owner Bruce McNall of the Kings was named the National Hockey League's executive of the year by the Hockey News, which also named Steve Yzerman of the Detroit Red Wings as player of the year.
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November 24, 2009 | Helene Elliott
Steve Yzerman has the best and worst job in sports. Yzerman, executive director of the Canadian Olympic men's hockey team for the Vancouver Games, is blessed with the deepest talent pool but faces enormous pressure to win a medal in the sport that's a national obsession. Yzerman spent most of last week in California scouting the Ducks, Kings and San Jose Sharks against the Philadelphia Flyers, Tampa Bay Lightning and Calgary Flames, picking up nuances he can't get on TV. "I think it helps to go out and see everybody live, see what they're doing, see what situations they're playing in," he said.
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May 25, 1989
Steve Yzerman of the Detroit Red Wings, the National Hockey League's third-leading scorer this season, was named winner of the Lester B. Pearson Award, which is presented to the outstanding player in a vote by the NHL Players Assn. Mario Lemieux of the Pittsburgh Penguins, last year's winner, was runner-up, and Wayne Gretzky of the Kings, a five-time winner, was third.
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November 15, 1996 | Associated Press
Detroit Red Wing captain Steve Yzerman--a seven-time NHL all-star second only to Gordie Howe on the team's career goal-scoring list--has signed a four-year contract that will allow him to finish his career in Detroit. "This contract will make Steve one of the very few players in league history to have played his entire career with one team," Jim Devellano, senior vice president of hockey operations, said Thursday. Other terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
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May 3, 2004 | From Associated Press
Detroit Red Wing captain Steve Yzerman is out indefinitely after undergoing 4 1/2 hours of surgery for a scratched cornea and broken left eye socket. Yzerman is expected to make a full recovery, the Red Wings said in a statement Sunday, adding that he will be unavailable to comment for a week. Yzerman was injured when he was hit in the face with a puck during Detroit's 1-0 loss to Calgary on Saturday. He experienced blurred vision in his eye, but that improved after the surgery.
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January 29, 1998 | From Associated Press
Rick Tocchet said he didn't mean to hurt Detroit's Steve Yzerman. Yeah right, Red Wing Coach Scotty Bowman said. Martin Lapointe's power-play goal midway through the third period gave the Red Wings a 4-4 tie with Phoenix on Wednesday night in a game at Detroit that was marred by an injury to Yzerman. He was sent off 5:39 into the second period after taking a knee from Tocchet, recently suspended for a similar incident.
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February 24, 2003 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
As if they didn't face a big enough obstacle in trying to climb back to .500, the Kings also prepared for Steve Yzerman, who might make his long-awaited return to the Detroit Red Wings' lineup tonight at Joe Louis Arena. "They need points because they're in a battle with St. Louis to win their division," King Coach Andy Murray said, "so I think if Steve Yzerman can play, he'll play."
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December 7, 1991 | DAN HAFNER
Steve Yzerman has let his lesser-known Detroit Red Wing teammates enjoy the spotlight this season. But, when the going gets tough, the veteran center is always near the puck. With the Red Wings trailing, 4-1, in the second period, Yzerman rallied them past the New York Rangers, 6-5, Friday night at Detroit. Yzerman's perfect pass freed Brent Fedyk for the winning goal with 37 seconds left in overtime. The Rangers are 0-7-2 in Joe Louis Arena since they last won there Feb. 14, 1986.
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June 23, 2009 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Luc Robitaille plans to spend today at his desk at the Kings' El Segundo offices, but it won't be business as usual. This is the day the Hockey Hall of Fame will announce this year's inductees, and Robitaille has an excellent chance to be among them. The limit in the players' category is four, and the strong pool of first-year eligible players includes Steve Yzerman, Brett Hull, Brian Leetch, Dave Andreychuk and Alexander Mogilny.
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May 3, 2004 | From Associated Press
Detroit Red Wing captain Steve Yzerman is out indefinitely after undergoing 4 1/2 hours of surgery for a scratched cornea and broken left eye socket. Yzerman is expected to make a full recovery, the Red Wings said in a statement Sunday, adding that he will be unavailable to comment for a week. Yzerman was injured when he was hit in the face with a puck during Detroit's 1-0 loss to Calgary on Saturday. He experienced blurred vision in his eye, but that improved after the surgery.
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January 30, 2004 | From Associated Press
Another game, another milestone for the Detroit Red Wings. Steve Yzerman moved past Mario Lemieux for sixth place on the NHL's career scoring list with his 1,702nd point in Detroit's 5-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night at Joe Lewis Arena. Yzerman assisted on Tomas Holmstrom's goal, which gave the Red Wings a 4-2 lead midway through the third period. When his feat was recognized by the public address announcer, Yzerman stood and raised a hand to the crowd.
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February 24, 2003 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
As if they didn't face a big enough obstacle in trying to climb back to .500, the Kings also prepared for Steve Yzerman, who might make his long-awaited return to the Detroit Red Wings' lineup tonight at Joe Louis Arena. "They need points because they're in a battle with St. Louis to win their division," King Coach Andy Murray said, "so I think if Steve Yzerman can play, he'll play."
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October 14, 2001 | From Associated Press
Steve Yzerman scored the game-winning goal 2:32 into overtime as the Detroit Red Wings ended the New York Islanders' season-opening unbeaten streak with a 5-4 victory Saturday night in sold-out Nassau Coliseum at Uniondale, N.Y. Yzerman's second goal of the night came after Detroit's Luc Robitaille tied the score, 4-4, with 9.4 seconds left in regulation. Oleg Kvasha and Alexei Yashin each had two goals and two assists for the Islanders, who opened the season with four road victories.
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April 12, 2001 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD
With Sergei Fedorov it's always about the questions. What's troubling you now, Sergei? Why aren't you scoring, Sergei? When will you start feeling better, Sergei? When will you start scoring again, Sergei? What's the deal with you and Anna, Sergei? Fedorov looks like the best player in the game, but for only 30 seconds at a glance. He never seems capable of sustaining his boundless ability for a full shift, a full game, a full week, and certainly not for a full season. Pity.
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April 15, 2000 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Red Wing center Steve Yzerman is so revered in Detroit, reporters compete for the most trivial bit of information on him--even pressing him Friday for details of flu symptoms that kept him out of Detroit's playoff-opening win over the Kings Thursday. Nobly resisting the temptation to give a graphic description, Yzerman said Friday he felt better and intends to play today. "I just felt awful.
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October 17, 1996 | Associated Press
The Detroit Red Wings are reportedly close to keeping center and captain Steve Yzerman for four more years. According to the Detroit Free Press, the two sides are close on a deal that will pay the 31-year-old Yzerman $18 million over the next four years. The deal could make Yzerman, in his 14th year, a sports rarity--a player who stays with one team for the duration of his career. * Holdout center Alexei Zhamnov reportedly has agreed to a five-year, $15-million deal with the Chicago Blackhawks.
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April 12, 2001 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD
Steve Yzerman played a meager 5 minutes 58 seconds for the Detroit Red Wings in the first period of Game 1 of the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, then disappeared. Yzerman never returned to the ice or the Red Wing bench Wednesday against the Kings. An initial report from team officials indicated the Red Wing captain had a sore leg, but it turned out to be a sprained ankle.
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