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Detroit Red Wings' Steve Yzerman makes prospect sweat with weed questions

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Steve Yzerman talks about the state of the Red Wings' rebuild. Filmed Sept. 13, 2019 in Traverse City. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press

Steve Yzerman, the Detroit Red Wings' buttoned-up general manager, showed his impish side last summer when he pulled a prank on highly regarded prospect Kirby Dach.

The Chicago Blackhawks forward appeared on the recent “Spittin Chiclets” podcast and told hosts Paul Bissonnette and Ryan Whitney that Yzerman grilled him much harder than anyone else in a pre-draft interview.

“I sit down and say, ‘Nice to meet you.