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Yzerman played for the Wings from 1983-2006, winning three Stanley Cups as captain. Elissa Robinson/DFP, Wochit

Steve Yzerman painted a picture of his life in Detroit when he was met with disbelief. 

Yzerman was surrounded by reporters after the news conference announcing his return to the Detroit Red Wings organization with which he is synonymous, from his days as “the Captain” to his new role as general manager.

During the media event, he was seated on a dais flanked by Chris Ilitch on Yzerman’s right and Ken Holland on the left.

The formalities hit every note needed: Ilitch speaking glowingly of Yzerman’s history with the Wings, Ilitch lauding Holland for the job he

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