Winter Classic Alumni Game 2013: 5 Reasons Steve Yzerman Must Play

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Winter Classic Alumni Game 2013: 5 Reasons Steve Yzerman Must Play
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The 2013 Winter Classic between the Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs will be held at Michigan Stadium on January 1, 2013.

The Alumni Game usually held with the Winter Classic a day or two before, will be held at Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers.

As far as alumni are concerned, Detroit and Toronto both boost two of the top five most alumni-rich franchises in NHL history so there are a lot of alumni that the Red Wings and Maple Leafs will likely be a lot of conversation between the two teams and their alumni in regards to playing in the Alumni Game.

So where would I start if I were a Detroit fan, wanting to do a "fantasy draft" of Red Wings to play in this alumni game?

Well, Steve Yzerman sounds like a good place to start, but apparently, Yzerman has no plans to play in the Alumni Game "at this time."

Well, I'm sure that no upfront won't be enough to thwart current and ex-players as well as management from lobbying Yzerman to play.

Here are five reasons they might consider using to get Yzerman to play.

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