Steve Y, i love you man, but lay off the Red Wings employees and find your own ace employees, thanks.
Verbeek started around the same time Yzerman was named VP of Operations. For all we know, Stevie was the one who brought him into the organization.
We're talking about a relationship with the Red Wings that's gone on for over 25 years, especially with guys like Devellano. I highly doubt Stevie is doing anything to jeopardize those relationships.
It's a business and people bring staff with them all the time. There's just too many details I don't know to think ill of Yzerman at this point. If you can't give him the benefit of the doubt, then what pro athlete can you?
Well I did hear on the team 990 that he was the most highest paid GM in the league. I might of misheard it but ya I get your point that's why I mentioned that I was totally happy for Yzerman. Agreed with you that he was 3rd in line but there are some stuff that was mentioned that makes me think the $$$ had something to do with it also. In his conference Yzerman stated: "Tampa Bay made an offer I couldn't refuse"(or something like that).
I'm not even saying that Yzerman is in it for the money but it just made his decision much easier and as he stated himself the deal was to sweet to pass on.
I guess it could be true, but I'd be shocked if he were paid more money than Holland, considering Holland's track record and the deep pockets of the Wings franchise.