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    There used to be an old thing where every team had a heavy bag in their locker room for people to punch, but again, it was more about conditioning because if you hit a heavy bag for a minute, it feels like your arms are about to fall off.
    — Steve Yzerman
    tags: people 
     
    Since the season ended, I've let things settle down, and I have to talk to the coaching staff and management. I really don't want to turn this into a big drama. So I plan on making a definite decision relatively quickly.
    — Steve Yzerman
    I consider the Detroit Red Wings one of the greatest franchises in any sport. For a player to come in and play, it's so special to wear the jersey.
    — Steve Yzerman
    tags: wings 
     
    We used to play a lot outdoors, not in leagues, but just in our spare time.
    — Steve Yzerman
    tags: time 
     
    We should've been better, more disciplined. We made untimely mistakes defensively, as a group. This is really humbling for us. After winning the Stanley Cup, we got brought back down to earth, hard. Maybe the humbling is good for us in the long run.
    — Steve Yzerman
    tags: earth  mistakes  winning 
     
    We're stuck in the middle and need to decide what kind of sport do we want to be. Either anything goes and we accept the consequences or take the next step and eliminate fighting.
    — Steve Yzerman
    I've been hit hard a few times, been hit really hard a few times, but I don't think I've ever left a memorable, lasting impression on anyone I've ever hit.
    — Steve Yzerman
    tags: time 
     
    I don't know that I'd agree I was our best player.
    — Steve Yzerman
    When you're on the ice, you have very little time, you see very little, and everything happens really quick.
    — Steve Yzerman
    tags: time 
     
    It's true that in Canada, we pride ourselves on the game, and we like to think we're the dominant hockey nation in the world.
    — Steve Yzerman
    tags: world  true  games  pride 
     
    Darren McCarty is a big video game guy, and he brings his systems with him on the road.
    — Steve Yzerman
    tags: games 
     
    I'm never gonna play again, and I know I'm really, really going to miss it.
    — Steve Yzerman
    It's been a great honor for me to be a player for the Detroit Red Wings, to play for an Original Six franchise. I know I'm far from perfect, but I learned a lot.
    — Steve Yzerman
    tags: wings  honor 
     
    The 70's hair with the long on the sides, just doesn't look good coming down the sides of the helmet.
    — Steve Yzerman
    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.
    — Steve Yzerman
    I don't know if I've ever had a memorable body check. It's not really part of my game.
    — Steve Yzerman
    tags: body  games 
     
    People here want the team to win and to do well. The thing is, we know when to shoot the puck.
    — Steve Yzerman
    tags: people 
     
    And for the team, I always tried to do the right thing.
    — Steve Yzerman
    tags: right 
     
    We have to get better at that. All of the Stanley Cup winning teams throughout the past few seasons, when they needed to play defense, they did it. If you can play defense, that's when you know it's game over.
    — Steve Yzerman
    tags: past  winning  games 
     
    I hope people like me and appreciate me the way I am.
    — Steve Yzerman
    tags: people  hope  appreciate 
     
    I also feel I adapted. I was willing to try to fit into any role. The way I figured, it was always up to me to prove my worth, that I deserved to be here.
    — Steve Yzerman
    tags: worth 
     
    Balanced is probably what I am, although that's just a polite way to say that you don't do anything very well.
    — Steve Yzerman
    I'm exhausted trying to stay healthy.
    — Steve Yzerman
    tags: healthy 
     
    As long as I could remember, since I was 5 years old, I watched the Stanley Cup. I stayed up, made a point of watching it presented, watched the celebration in the locker room, and always dreamed that maybe I'd get there.
    — Steve Yzerman
    tags: year 
     
    Very few cities in the NHL have the history or the following of the Detroit Red Wings.
    — Steve Yzerman
    tags: wings 
     
    When it gets to this point, it's just hard to pull the trigger.
    — Steve Yzerman
    We have two tables on our airplane that are set up with the games.
    — Steve Yzerman
    tags: games 
     
    It's almost like you see too much, because when it happens for real, everything flies at you so fast, you never get a sense of the ice and where everyone is at that one moment.
    — Steve Yzerman
    tags: moment  real 
     
    I'm very confident my health isn't going to allow me to be a good player, especially in the spring.
    — Steve Yzerman
    tags: health 
     
    I knew if I wanted to be a general manager, I was going to have to leave to work for another organization.
    — Steve Yzerman
    tags: work 
     
    I look forward to a lot more free time, at least initially, with my wife, Lisa, and our three children.
    — Steve Yzerman
    tags: children  time  child  wife 
     
    As a kid in British Columbia, going back a long way, I learned to skate.
    — Steve Yzerman
    tags: kids 
     
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