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#61 Lidstromboli

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 11:17 AM

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 11:21 AM

What if he takes Maclean with him to be the HC?


I was hoping he takes McCrimmon, so maybe our D and PK can start getting better. :P
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Posted 25 May 2010 - 11:22 AM

Wow, I never thought he'd bolt to the Bolts.

It's undestandable, though. He wasn't really moving up in the corporate ladder in Detroit anytime soon.
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Posted 25 May 2010 - 11:27 AM

Good luck Stevie! This is no surprise at all.

Glad it's an Eastern Conference team he's General managing.
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Posted 25 May 2010 - 11:28 AM

I REALLY hate to see Stevie go, but he has a lot of good young players to start off with, he gets to pick his own coach, and he gets to live it up in Florida. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal. There's no question who my second favorite team is now.

On a somewhat related note, isn't it ironic that he went to the Lightning? The Wings are red/white, the Lightning are blue/black (the exact opposite colors). His best player has the same first name (except he's called Steven, not Steve or Stevie) and has the same two numbers, except in reverse (91). Its like Yzerman went to the bizarro Wings. :D

Not to mention the fact that the Lightning suck and the Wings have been a perennial powerhouse. :D
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Posted 25 May 2010 - 11:30 AM

Oh no ... when does Kenny H retire? Like other said, GMs now don't last forever in one position. Maybe we'll see you back in Detroit one day.


We still have Jim Nill, as well.

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 11:32 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!

Hope your right ,but its going to be long while as their about to ink Holland in again. And that's why Stevie Y is gone - what a drag.

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 11:36 AM

Godspeed, Steve! We will always love you!

PS I'm on the lookout for Lightning Jerseys with "Yzerman 19" on the back!!!

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 11:36 AM

I REALLY hate to see Stevie go, but he has a lot of good young players to start off with, he gets to pick his own coach, and he gets to live it up in Florida. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal. There's no question who my second favorite team is now.

On a somewhat related note, isn't it ironic that he went to the Lightning? The Wings are red/white, the Lightning are blue/black (the exact opposite colors). His best player has the same first name (except he's called Steven, not Steve or Stevie) and has the same two numbers, except in reverse (91). Its like Yzerman went to the bizarro Wings. :D

Okay, now that's funny. :D I was on a downer when I heard the news. Thanks for the laugh.

Good luck Captain. Hope to see you back where you belong soon.

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 11:40 AM

kuklaskorner's twitter:

RT @RealKyper: Hear SY turned dn job multi-times until an offer he couldn't refuse . Also rumblings of an ownership stake could B involved.


Lightning have a 3PM press conference scheduled that will be available on their website:

http://lightning.nhl.com/index.html

Edited by CenterIce, 25 May 2010 - 11:41 AM.


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Posted 25 May 2010 - 11:47 AM

I have a solid feeling that Stevie was their guy (obviously) but he originally turned it down until they came back and gave him fat cash. I think this is a good thing for both Stevie and the Wings. The organization can see if Stevie will be a successful GM and if he is, hopefully he comes back when Kenny is gone (although it sounds like Nill will have to come and go by that time).

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 11:47 AM

Wellllllll f***.

I can't be mad, because Stevie's been so good to the Wings, he's always been there whenever we need a goal or a leader or a voice in management. Here's to hoping he comes back someday

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 11:48 AM

guess i'll be watching some bolts games this year

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 11:50 AM

It sometimes hurts to get reminded that everything's business, first and foremost. Gonna miss you Stevie Y :bye2:

Edited by ShanahanMan, 25 May 2010 - 11:52 AM.



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Posted 25 May 2010 - 11:51 AM

Godspeed, Steve! We will always love you!

PS I'm on the lookout for Lightning Jerseys with "Yzerman 19" on the back!!!


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Posted 25 May 2010 - 11:55 AM

FML :unhappy:

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 11:57 AM

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 11:59 AM

:(

That really sucks. Good luck to Yzerman; I truly hope he excels in his new role as GM. I hope he can someday return to Detroit. :bye2: :crybaby:

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 12:00 PM

I don't know how much he can do to turn that mess around in one year -- maybe have a heart to heart with Vinny Lecavalier and use the old Stevie Y magic to get him to stop being a useless hanger-on and start being the 50 goal man he can be.

In any event, you are Detroit's favorite son, Steve, and we wish you best of luck in all your future endeavors -- until the time comes for you to return home! :D
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Posted 25 May 2010 - 12:04 PM

I think his first move should be to trade Hedman to Detroit as a friendly good-bye gesture.





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