Found November 30, 2011 on Fox Sports Detroit:
TROY, Mich. -- It's still a little odd to hear Steve Yzerman talk about the Detroit Red Wings as "them" instead of "us." But that's the reality of the situation as the longtime former Wings captain is now known as the Tampa Bay Lightning general manager, a position he's held for more than a year and a half. Yzerman was at the Troy Sports Center to watch his Lightning practice Tuesday afternoon before Wednesday night's game at Joe Louis Arena. Yzerman, 46, had a nice tan and said he's started something new to stay in shape. "I have (knee) issues and am limited to some things, Yzerman said. "I exercise. Took up running to stay in stay in reasonable fitness, but in general I feel pretty good." Yzerman is hoping he feels even better after the Lightning play the Wings in the teams' only meeting of the season. "Im looking at it as I still think the Red Wings are one of the best teams in the league, in both conferences,...

Yzerman Returns To Detroit

from Damian Cristodero of the St. Petersburg Times (Wednesday edition), During a timeout in the first period of tonight’s game between the Lightning and Red Wings, the public address announcer at Joe Louis Arena will introduce Steve Yzerman. A shot of Yzerman in his seat will be shown on the scoreboard, which then will run a video tribute; at least that is the plan, the Red Wings...

Notes: Detroit fans welcome back beloved Yzerman

Steve Yzerman tried to downplay his first trip into Hockey Town as general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning, but the Red Wings ensured that his first visit back did not go unnoticed.

Red Wings' matchup with Steve Yzerman's Lightning hits closer to home

The Red Wings' approach to any game is to focus on themselves and what they need to do to be successful. Rarely do they spare a thought on the visiting general manager. It is, naturally, different when he's Steve Yzerman, former captain of the Wings and local hockey hero. Then it becomes personal, crystallizing the goal of tonight's game against his Tampa Bay Lightning.

Visit is all business for Yzerman

TROY, Mich. – There aren’t enough adjectives to describe what Steve Yzerman has meant to a legion of Red Wings’ fans over the past 34-plus years. And though it’s been more than five years since he last skated in a Wings&...

GM Steve Yzerman tries to get past Tampa Bay Lightning's controversy on Versus TV telecasts

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Welcome Back Captain…Now Go Get Your Shinebox

Well, what did you expect?  We dig you Steve. We do.  We named a blog after you, named ourselves after you, our kids and our pets.  But enough is enough.  You’ll be coming back soon, and I say that because I believe it.  Steve Yzerman will be the Wings GM the day Tick Tock retires.  But today? Continue reading "Welcome Back Captain…Now Go Get Your Shinebox"

Steve Yzerman to return to Detroit for first time since leaving Red Wings to become Tampa Bay Lightning GM

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Yzerman expecting an emotional return to Detroit

Steve Yzerman's name is still on a street sign outside of Joe Louis Arena, and his smiling face resides on a lighted billboard inside on the main concourse. Detroit Red Wings fans still think of him as "The Captain" for wearing the &q...

Bolts notes: Detroit fans welcome back Yzerman

Steve Yzerman tried to downplay his first trip into Hockey Town as general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning, but the Red Wings ensured that his first visit back did not go unnoticed.

Staying power marks veteran Lightning duo

As the Lightning filed off the ice at the Troy Sports Center after practice Tuesday, a large contingent of media filed into an adjacent locker room, trailing Tampa Bay general manager Steve Yzerman.

Lightning Extend Hedman

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed defenseman Victor Hedman to a five-year contract through the 2016-17 season, Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced today. “We are extremely pleased to announce that we have agreed to a five-year contract with Victor,” Yzerman said.  “He has shown tremendous growth as a player in just more than two...

Lightning can't match Red Wings' gold standard

Detroit jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, then added two goals in the third period after Tampa Bay had rallied to tie the game in Steve Yzerman's return to the Motor City.
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