Top 5: Red Wings to be Quarantined with (past or present)

We’re now into April and still quarantined. Let’s take a look at past and present Red Wings we’d be open to being stuck with.

It’s about the fourth week of quarantine for most of Americans due to the novel Coronavirus, with orders from the Federal Government to stay in place throughout the month of April at the earliest, for now.

Who are you quarantined with? Is it your family, a roommate, alone? Do you like being quarantined with this person? Is it boring being alone for so long?

That got us thinking.

If there were five Detroit Red Wings – past or present – that you could be quarantined with, who would they be and why? Here’s our top choices:

Steve Yzerman

I mean, is he going to be left off anyone’s list? He was the captain of the Detroit Red Wings for two decades during the franchise’s most successful years. He’s a sure bet to keep our “quaran-team” in tip-top shape with daily routines, workouts, games, film, etc.

DETROIT, MI – DECEMBER 31: Steve Yzerman #19 of the Detroit Red Wings skates in the first period against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 2013 Hockeytown Winter Festival Alumni Showdown on December 31, 2013 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Dylan Larkin

The likely future captain of the Detroit Red Wings recently got a dog named Ellie. That alone is good enough reason for me to have him around. During quarantine, a dog will truly be a man’s best friend. Unsung reason why Larkin makes sense to be quarantined with? Dogs tend to keep people less stressed. He’s a smart man by getting a dog during this rebuild!

Nicklas Lidstrom

There’s no way this is just me, but doesn’t Lindstrom – aka the perfect human – look like he’d have his act in order when it comes to responsibilities? Yzerman will take care of the daily

routines, workouts, etc. like mentioned, but Lidstrom is going to have the house stocked with food, sanitary products, etc. Nobody will be without a few toilet paper rolls with Lidstrom around.

Darren McCarty

On the flip side, there “ain’t no party without Darren McCarty!” Being cooped up in a house with other people for months can get monotonous. With Yzerman’s routines and everyone being well-behaved, we need a little rowdiness to spice the house up. Insert McCarty. A little rock music and some drinks will turn this house into a social gathering.

Chris Osgood

Originally had Igor Larionov here because “The Professor” more than likely keeps to himself…and there isn’t anything wrong with that. Then I felt like I needed a goalie to protect the house! Even though he’s not a goalie, I’m sure McCarty could fill this house-protecting void, but I’m going with Ozzie. He was the goalie I grew up on, seems easy to get along with and I enjoy listening to him on Fox Sports Detroit. Give me Ozzie and let’s reminisce about the good ole days.

DETROIT, MI – JANUARY 02: Chris Osgood #30 of the Detroit Red Wings keeps an eye on the play in a game against the Philadelphia Flyers on January 2, 2011 at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. The Flyers defeated the Wings 3-2. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

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