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All Jim Devellano

from Stan Fischler at The Hockey News,

The following are Jim's exclusive comments on assorted subjects:

On Building Detroit's First Championship Team: "We had Steve Yzerman but we needed a few more superstars to go along with him. We got two in the 1989 Draft -- Lidstrom and Federov -- so we had three world-class players. We then made a deal to add a power forward, Brendan Shanahan, giving up Paul Coffey and Keith Primeau!!! These four players drove the bus."

About The Current Rebuild: "It's been long and tough but we are making slow, gradual progress and getting better.