Stevie Y showed why success, stardom rarely co-exist
Before the Detroit Red Wings won their first of three Stanley Cups in six seasons back in the spring of 1997, captain Steve Yzerman was in Las Vegas during the offseason playing craps.
Two elderly gentlemen from Detroit's Canadian neighbor, Windsor, Ontario, sauntered by and noticed Yzerman.
"Let's go play somewhere else. There's no luck at this table," the one said to the other.
Yzerman told that story after the Wings' Cup victory in 1997, the first in 42 years, ...
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Steve Yzerman, the Red Wings' captain since 1986, retired last July after spending his entire 22-year career with Detroit and helping the Wings win back-to-back Stanley Cups in 1997-98. The team will honor Yzerman on Tuesday night.
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