Stevie, Why? Detroit’s Yzerman Bolts To Tampa Bay

Posted: 25th May 2010 by adam biggers in NHL
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The Motor City just lost its beloved hero to another National Hockey League team. Is it a cause to rejoice for its former captain or reason for fans to feel betrayed? Steve Yzerman, one of Hockeytown's all-time greats, has left Detroit to aid the ailing Tampa Bay Lightning. Yzerman, who became a vital piece in the Red Wings' hockey operations as vice president after his retirement in 2006, announced his decision to relocate to the sunshine state Tuesday, May 25. Widely regarded as the greatest Wing of all-time next to Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe, the organization's longest tenured captain wanted to run his own club. That was something that general manager Ken Holland was aware of. The possibility of calling his own shots was too much for Yzerman to deny, and the man who brought glory back to D ...

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