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#1 96warrior

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 08:08 AM

Lightning Have Their GM
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via a tweet from Jeff Marek,

Tampa Bay Lightening to introduce new GM this afternoon at 3ET

via a tweet from Erik Erlendsson,

no confirmation on who it is, but have been told a big name? Yzerman is biggest name out there

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 08:28 AM

Seems to be Yzerman.

Tampa Bay will announce at 3pm Steve Yzerman as the new GM of the hockey club. Many believe he will become the highest paid GM in league


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Posted 25 May 2010 - 08:31 AM

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 08:32 AM

Geez, and I was already down in the dumps this week. Best of luck to him though.

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 08:33 AM

http://www.theglobea...article1579914/
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Posted 25 May 2010 - 08:42 AM

I thought he took his name out of the running?

Say it ain't so, Stevie!

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 08:47 AM

I've been following this on Twitter since the rumours started up. A couple of sources have 100% confirmed it: Steve is saying goodbye to Detroit, he's taken the Bolts GM position.

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 08:47 AM

:( :( :(

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

Here in this thread

Here in this one as well

Here in this one too

and finally

Here


Holland is a damn good GM. period.


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Posted 25 May 2010 - 08:47 AM

ESPN link.
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Posted 25 May 2010 - 08:48 AM

What happened to turning them down?

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 08:50 AM

TAMPA? really? cmon stevie que the weezer say it aint so song!
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Posted 25 May 2010 - 08:50 AM

What happened to turning them down?

QFT

Must've been for appearances until the deal was finalized. Either way.....F!
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Posted 25 May 2010 - 08:51 AM

Good luck, Stevie. It's truly the end of an era. I am very sad... but I guess the beach and sunshine is calling him, along with a mediocre hockey team -- what could be better? :cool:


Besides retiring as GM of the best team ever, the Detroit Red Wings, I mean. :(

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 08:54 AM

I got a say, big mistake if they make him the highest paid GM in the league.

I love guy and he did great things for the Canadian team, however in the Olympics he doesn't have to worry about competing offers, and players asking for more money or handing out NMCs.

Good luck Stevie, this is only a training stint until you come back to Det!

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 08:55 AM

like I said in thread - http://www.letsgowin...pic=65239&st=20

Tampa actually seems like one of the best opportunities there is now... new ownership that wants to win and is very hands off, GM gets to choose new coaching staff and inherits a LOT of young talent and some high picks in this years draft... furthermore, you add in the contingency of MI transplants in Tampa and this could potentially be the single best fit he could find outside of Detroit... I'm just glad he's not leaving

Guess all those reasons added up for him... it makes sense and I wish him the best of luck, that's a good opportunity down there and he will always be a Red Wing...

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

Here in this thread

Here in this one as well

Here in this one too

and finally

Here


Holland is a damn good GM. period.


#16 NeverForgetMac25

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 08:56 AM

Good luck, Stevie. It's truly the end of an era. I am very sad... but I guess the beach and sunshine is calling him, along with a mediocre hockey team -- what could be better? :cool:


Besides retiring as GM of the best team ever, the Detroit Red Wings, I mean. :(

He may still. There's no way he was going to get the GM job in Detroit until Kenny moves on/retires. At that point, Yzerman should be plenty experienced in his new role and may fit in nicely in Detroit. As much as its sucks to see him work for another team, look at the bright-side: He'll get a little wet behind the ears and make rookie mistakes on another teams' watch. Then he can GM in Detroit once Kenny is finished. :D
It's amazing how much clarity comes when you care more about the Red Wings than any individual player.


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Posted 25 May 2010 - 08:59 AM

Congrats to #19, though I wish he had stayed. Best of luck though and hopefully you'll be back to take the reigns in Detroit one day.

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 09:00 AM

Ugh... I guess I have a reason to cheer for Tampa Bay now. All I can think is "he'll be back sooner than we know it." Hope this doesn't discourage Lidstrom from staying around..
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Posted 25 May 2010 - 09:01 AM

******* devastated!

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 09:01 AM

Rats.

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