Steve Yzerman is well aware of the obvious parallels drawn between his career and that of Jarome Iginla's.

Both longtime captains and snipers played for just one organization and are local icons who will reside close to one another in the Hockey Hall of Fame soon after Iginla retires.

The Detroit Red Wings legend also knows they are further linked by the fact Iginla was on the ice in Motown the day Yzerman's career was ended by a puck to the face, as well as by the assist Iginla had on the Golden Goal that gave Yzerman's Canadian team Olympic glory in 2010.

What he can't understand is how the two are being lumped together with regards to Yzerman's shift in focus from offence to defence.