A bit more from Yzerman on competition for jobs and training camp, via Kulfan

Here’s a “chaser” of sorts from the Detroit News’s Ted Kulfan:

Yzerman said he’s talked with coach Jeff Blashill regarding naming new alternate captains, but who will replace the departed Luke Glendening and Frans Nielsen won’t be announced until closer to the start of the regular season.

Yzerman is looking forward to the competition for jobs in the lineup.

“That makes for a more interesting training camp,” Yzerman said. “I expect, and expect the players all recognize, whether it’s Bobby Ryan coming on a professional tryout or Moritz Seider (competing for a lineup berth), any of the players, they have a lot to play for. 

“I am looking forward to watching all the new faces and see how the players within our organization who’ve been here respond to the opportunity to get a bigger role and to compete with some of the younger players or new faces for those spots.

“I hope our record is better than last  year, but truthfully, time will tell.”


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One thought on “A bit more from Yzerman on competition for jobs and training camp, via Kulfan”

  1. Time will tell, sort of. Seider and Ryan are at opposite ends of NHL careers. Surprised Ryan didn’t catch on with any other teams. He seems like a good guy but training camp rosters may have a few prospects too many as is (if that is possible).

    Being 35 is going to be odd in this and future years.

    Good luck to all!

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