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STEVE YZERMAN RUMORS

Steve Yzerman On The Moves Made Last Night

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, "It gives us some options," Lightning GM Steve Yzerman told ESPN.com Monday. "Really, prior to yesterday, other than trying to sign a backup goaltender, we really weren’t in a position to do anything at all. And we may end up doing nothing [Tuesday] other than signing a backup goaltender, but we’d like to explore [the free-agent...
Via Kukla's Korner
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Under Review – Lightning Draft Defense

Allan Brown Tampa Bay Lightning Writer To defend their top-three Eastern Conference finish from this season, Steve Yzerman obviously knew the Tampa Bay Lightning needed to shore up on defense. And the Bolts’ General Manager did just that in the 2014 NHL draft. Four of the Lightning’s seven picks were defensemen. Add to that Friday’s acquisition of D-man Jason Garrison in a...
Via TopSportsReport
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Yzerman On The Ryan Callahan Contract Talks

from Joe Smith of Lightning Strikes at the Tampa Bay Times, Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said Friday he's had "really good discussions" with Ryan Callahan's camp and is still hopeful to sign the veteran forward before he becomes an unrestricted free agent July 1. "We still have some time," Yzerman said. "We'd really like to...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Regner: Yzerman might never return to Red Wings

Steve Yzerman still might run the Detroit Red Wings someday, but it won't be anytime soon. Which isn't all that surprising to me. When news broke Monday that the former Red Wings captain had agreed to a four-year contract extension to remain as the Tampa Bay Lightning's VP and GM through the 2018-19 season, it reminded me of a conversation I had with Yzerman more than...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning announce four-year contract extension for Yzerman

TAMPA, Fla. -- Steve Yzerman will remain the Tampa Bay Lightning's vice president and general manager through at least the next five years. Jeff Vinik, Tampa Bay's chairman and governor, announced a four-year contract extension for Yzerman on Monday. Yzerman, who has one year left on his current deal, is about to complete his fourth season as the Lightning's top hockey...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings fans still love Steve Yzerman

DETROIT -- There are few players who evoke the reaction that Steve Yzerman does in Detroit. Although Yzerman is incredibly busy with his main job as general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning and his side job as general manager of Team Canada, he managed to make it to the Alumni Showdown against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Comerica Park Tuesday. Yzerman was the last Red Wing introduced...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Yzerman will take a bona fide bow

Tuesday's announcement that Red Wings legend Steve Yzerman has committed to the Alumni Showdown on Dec. 31 at Comerica Park is terrific news. Finally, Yzerman will get the proper Detroit sendoff while wearing a Red Wings sweater. For me, there was always something incomplete about Yzermans career in Detroit. The last picture of him in a Red Wings uniform shouldn't be one...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Yzerman: No real desire to skate again

DETROIT -- If you're hoping to see No. 19 on the ice one more time in a Detroit Red Wings sweater, you'll likely be disappointed. Meeting with the Detroit media before Saturdays Red Wings-Lightning game, former Wings great and current Tampa GM Steve Yzerman didn't sound at all committed to playing for the Wings alumni in their Winter Classic showdown against the Toronto...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Time for Yzerman to rewrite the ending

Steve Yzerman last wore a Red Wings uniform on May 1, 2006. It was a playoff game against the Edmonton Oilers, and Yzerman, The Captain, and his Detroit Red Wings had just been eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs in the opening round. Many of us in Detroit still vividly remember the picture of Yzerman leaving the ice for the last time as a player -- No. 19 clutching the blade...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Yzerman says no to Classic comeback

DETROIT -- Although Kris Draper couldn't wait to put his No. 33 on again and would be fit and ready for the NHL Alumni Showdown if it took place this week, there's another longtime Red Wings player who fans were hoping to see again. That player is current Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman. "I'm going to get Drapes to twist his arm and Cheli (Chris...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 10, 2012  |  Discuss
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