First, Dave Nonis took himself out of the running for the general manager position with the Lightning. Now, it appears Steve Yzerman is out of the mix, as well.
Nonis signed a two-year extension with the Toronto Maple Leafs earlier this week. According to several sources, TFP has learned that Yzerman has turned down the opportunity to become the GM of the Bolts.
Several reports indicate former Minnesota Wild GM Doug Risebrough is also believed to be a candidate for the post, though one source suggests he may also be out of the picture.
The Tampa Tribune reported yesterday that current TSN analyst Pierre McGuire is among the other contenders up for the job.
Once a new GM is named, the Lightning will begin their search for a new head coach.
Great news! I really hope he can be Detroit's GM one day. He'll have to be patient though.