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Steve Yzerman Cover - Sports Illustrated July 13, 2006

July 13, 2006 | Michael Farber
In his 22 seasons in Detroit, Steve Yzerman was the consummate franchise player, leading his team to three Stanley Cups and transforming the home of the Dead Things into Hockeytown

July 13, 2006 | Austin Murphy
At age 22 Steve Yzerman was five years into his NHL career and firmly established as the leader of a surprising Detroit team

July 13, 2006
1984FOR STARTERSTHE FOURTH pick in the 1983 draft, Yzerman led all rookies in assists (48) and points (87) and was second in goals (39). At 18 years, eight months, he became the youngest player...

July 13, 2006
Between 1997 and 2002 Hockeytown could have been called Titletown as the Red Wings won three Stanley Cup championships and Yzerman led Canada to an Olympic gold medal

July 13, 2006
PLAYING IN PAINThough his injured right knee made it difficult even to walk during the 2002 Stanley Cup finals, Yzerman still took time to practice his shot. He would finish second in playoff...

July 13, 2006 | Michael Farber
In a furious four-game flurry, Steve Yzerman and the Red Wings returned the Stanley Cup to Detroit after what seemed like an ice age

July 13, 2006 | Michael Farber
Revered by his teammates and beloved by his fans, Steve Yzerman led the Red Wings to a second straight sweep of the Stanley Cup finals

July 13, 2006 | Daniel G. Habib
With a roster full of future Hall of Famers, the Wings came in flat but exited in style, delivering a ninth Stanley Cup for the retiring Scotty Bowman

July 13, 2006 | Brian Cazeneuve
From crushing disappointment in Nagano to lustrous redemption in Salt Lake City, the Olympic experience was an unforgettable one

July 13, 2006 | Compiled by Richard Deitsch
How valuable has Stevie Y been to the Red Wings in his 23-year career? Let us count the ways

July 13, 2006 | Trisha Blackmar
A look at what happened in the world of sports and beyond during Steve Yzerman's long reign

July 13, 2006 | E.M. Swift
Steve Yzerman arrived in Detroit as a shy, 18-year-old center and left 23 years later as the Hero of Hockeytown

July 13, 2006 | Dave Lewis
How Steve Yzerman learned to become the unquestioned leader of the Red Wings