No, this isn't Youth Hockey Related, but it does relate to my youth. Steve Yzerman was my favorite player when I was a kid, he epitomized what it was to be a teammate at the highest level. While not particularly the "best" in most areas of the game, Yzerman used his superior leadership skills to be one of, if not the best captain in NHL history. Players played for him and looked up to him as a big brother, or fatherly figure. That is how you lead a team and nobody did it better.
All indications suggest Yzerman will be returning to the Detroit Red Wings to serve as their 13th GM in franchise history. If and when this happens,..... Welcome home Steve Yzerman!