Steve Yzerman To Be New Tampa Bay Lightning GM

Posted: 25th May 2010 by Warren Twocock in NHL
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CBC News has reported this morning that former Detroit Red Wings player and current vice president of the Red Wings will be announced today as the sixth general manager in Tampa Bay Lightning history. As recently as Friday most speculation for the Tampa Bay job seemed centered on broadcaster Pierre McGuire, but the signing of Yzerman seems a real coup for Tampa Bay. A recent Hall of Fame inductee, Yzerman was the consummate leader during his playing career, helping resurrect a moribund Detroit franchise and start them off on a fifteen year success cycle that still continues through the 2009-10 season. After retirement, Yzerman made a smooth transition into the Detroit front office in 2005 as vice president and alternate governor. In recent years Yzerman has acted as a major player in the t ...

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