Potential Winter Classic 2013 Alumni Game Roster

The NHL has a major announcement tomorrow taking place at Commerica Park in Detroit and also at Michigan Stadium, also known as the Big House. I wonder what it could be about?

Obviously, the Winter Classic is coming to Detroit. The Toronto Maple Leafs are 99.9% the opponent for the January 1st tilt and the game will most definitely sell out and set a record for NHL attendance in one game.

There are a lot of people I know that are planning on going to the actual Winter Classic at the Big House to sit 500 feet away from the action in cramped seats and a blizzard. No thanks, I'll watch at home. The game that I would really want to see is the Alumni Game at Commerica Park.

My selling point is if they got Steve Yzerman to come back and wear the Winged Wheel again. It's a longshot as he's the GM of Tampa Bay, but we can all hope.

Here are some of the palyers I think will grace the ice the day before the Winter Classic.

19. Steve Yzerman

11. Shawn Burr

13. Slava Kozlov

8. Igor Larionov

25. John Ogrodnick

20. Mickey Redmond

17. Doug Brown

18. Mike Krushelnyski

25. Darren McCarty

33. Kris Draper

18. Kirk Maltby

22. Dino Ciccarelli

26. Joe Kocur

55. Larry Murphy

23. Lee Norwood

15. Jason Woolley

28. Steve Duchesne

28. Brian Rafalski

2. Slava Fetisov

2. Ulf Samuelsson

30. Chris Osgood

32. Tim Cheveldae

For good measure, put Gordie Howe, Ted Lindsay, Vladimir Konstantinov, Sergei Mnatsakanovv and Jiri Fischer behind the bench

There's obviously a bunch more, but this is a roster I would pay to go see.

Who do you think should be a part of the Alumni Game?

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A.K. Bennett's picture

What about Chelios and Shanahan? I don't think it's out of the question at all for Yzerman to play.

Kyle Andrew Busch's picture

Cheli might, Shanahan probably not because of the Head of Discipline thing lol

George Prax's picture

"At this time I don't plan on participating in the alumni game but hope to watch the (Winter) Classic on TV."

Sorry buddy.

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Kyle Andrew Busch's picture

I bet he'll think about it. Draper said he was going to keep bugging him about it

Charles Cassavoy's picture

I'd love to see Vernon and Dom join Ozzy in the net while adding a pairing of Howe and Coffey to the blue line... While I'm at it, why not add Hull and Fedorov to the mix... It's fun to think about. Fedorov likely wouldn't play, Dom is identified as a Sabre and Howe, Coffey, and Hull all had only brief stints in Detroit. Out of the plethora of greats that have come through Detroit, it'll be interesting to see who gets the nod.

While some of the names may not be as flashy, I hope the current Alumni roster gets to be involved. Those guys have done a ton of charity work in the community and I'd hate to see them get snubbed.

Now, let's go steal Wendel Clark from the Leaf's lineup...