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How well do you know the Red Wings?

Think you know everything about the Red Wings? Fifteen-plus years spent living, breathing and reading about little else, I've stumbled on more than my fair share of interesting tidbits about Detroit's beloved hockey team. Here are 10 fascinating fun facts that you might not know about the Red Wings: 1. Detroit's hockey team underwent two name changes before settling on...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
9 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s In A Number, Toews Legendary Comparison

As sports fans we all like to compare today’s stars to yesteryear’s greats, whether we compare Mike Trout to Mickey Mantle or Kobe Bryant to Michael Jordan, it is something that we all do. It helps us to appreciate greatness we are watching as we marvel over the next best thing while comparing the greats has started many great bar stool debates over the years. So sit back, relax...
Via Sports Mockery
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Wayne Gretzky almost joined Red Wings in 1988, wife wanted him to

The Detroit Red Wings had some great teams in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Those teams, which were offensive powerhouses led by Sergei Fedorov and Steve Yzerman, took a while to get going but eventually started winning championships near the turn of the 21st century. Imagine what the Red Wings could have done if...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

2014-15 Tampa Bay Lightning Preview: Bolts Will Challenge For East Title

The Tampa Bay Lightning made headlines over the summer by bolstering an already talented roster with several veterans who will make a positive impact in all three zones. Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman addressed his team’s most glaring issue by signing Anton Stralman to be the team’s shut-down defenseman. Stralman was one of the most important players in the New York...
Via NESN.com
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Steve Yzerman discusses Lightning's 2014-15 team

The Tampa Bay Lightning's busy offseason has raised expectations for the 2014-15 season. While re-signing Ryan Callahan was a big move, Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman was busy in acquiring defensemen Jason Garrison and Anton Stralman and adding an experienced backup goalie in Evgeni Nabokov to back up Ben Bishop. ''We tried to address some specific needs,'...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 Reasons Steve Yzerman Is A Summer Stand Out

After a summer of new draft prospects, re-signings, and free agents, many hockey teams completely re-vamped their organizations. However, Tampa Bay Lightning’s General Manager Steve Yzerman stands out as one of the most active of the summer. Before we count down the top 5 reasons, take a look at Steve Yzerman the player in this tribute video below. Now, back to the countdown,...
Via Beyond The Benches
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning top 10 prospects

Over the past several seasons, general manager Steve Yzerman has quickly established one of the NHL's most formidable and reliable prospect pipelines in Tampa Bay. Like a well-oiled machine, the Lightning's roster has been consistently refreshed by blue-chip prospects that, upon their graduation to the NHL, are almost immediately replaced in the minors by the next generation...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning top 10 prospects

Over the past several seasons, general manager Steve Yzerman has quickly established one of the NHL's most formidable and reliable prospect pipelines in Tampa Bay. Like a well-oiled machine, the Lightning's roster has been consistently refreshed by blue-chip prospects that, upon their graduation to the NHL, are almost immediately replaced in the minors by the next generation...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning GM Steve Yzerman braves ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Tampa Bay Lightning General Manager Steve Yzerman was nominated by several folks -- including Lighting owner Jeff Vinik -- to complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and he has done so. Yzerman joined the ALS Challenge movement by having his daughters Maria and Sophia pour a bucket of icy water over his head. Yzerman nominated four friends including Colin Campbell (executive vice president...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Lightning owner Jeff Vinik takes ALS ice bucket challenge

Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik participated in the ALS ice Bucket Challenge on Thursday afternoon. Vinik received a pair of buckets of ice water from team president Steve Griggs and coach Jon Cooper. ''I'm thrilled to be taking the ALS ice bucket challenge,'' Vinik said. ''I couldn't be more pleased to do this and keep this process going for...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Under Review – Off-Season Moves Change the Face of the Lightning

Although the Tampa Bay Lightning have not played a game for more than two months now, there has been plenty of action off the ice to satisfy a die-hard Bolts fan’s NHL withdrawals.Following a first-round playoff shellacking courtesy of the Montreal Canadians, Bolts followers knew heads were going to roll. The signing of defenseman Jason Garrison, formerly of the Vancouver Canucks...
Via TopSportsReport
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Nine questions for Lightning coach Jon Cooper

A finalist for NHL Coach of the Year and catalyst of Tampa Bay's surprising 101-point season and its return to the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since 2011, Jon Cooper spent the outset of steamy July at the club's development camp in Brandon while also ensconced in planning meetings with general manager Steve Yzerman and the Lightning staff. Hot fun in the summertime...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 05, 2014  |  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
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Holding 2 first-rounders, Lightning don't have many pressing needs

The loss of Martin St. Louis might sting a little less for the Tampa Bay Lightning after this weekend. The Lightning head to Philadelphia for the 2014 NHL draft with two first-round picks and three in the top 50. When Tampa Bay general manager Steve Yzerman satisfied St. Louis' request to be traded to the New York Rangers before the March trade deadline, the Lightning received...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning Rumors: Tampa Bay's contract talks with Callahan continue

There's mutual interest between Ryan Callahan and the Tampa Bay Lightning, but how close are they?By Michael Miller via Wikimedia CommonsGM Steve Yzerman said, "We still have some time." Which is true, but the tenor of Joe Smith's and James O'Brien's coverage appears to be optimistic. Steve Yzerman said Friday he's had "really good discussions....
Via Sports Rumor Alert
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Under Review – Lightning 2013-14 Season Part 2 – Looking Forward

Allan Brown Tampa Bay Lightning Writer While fans of the Elite Eight teams still in the NHL playoffs continue to dream of Lord Stanley, rooters of the Tampa Bay Lightning can only look forward to next season. Although most Bolts fans will say this season was a success, they know the team still has a lot of work to do before they can be drinking from that storied Stanley Cup a second...
Via TopSportsReport
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning sign 2012 pick G Andrei Vasilevskii to entry-level deal

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed goalie Andrei Vasilevskii to a three-year entry-level deal, general manager Steve Yzerman announced Tuesday. Vasilevskii, standing 6-foot-3 and weighing 203 pounds, was the 19th overall pick in the 2012 draft and the first goaltender selected. The 19-year-old played 28 games in the Kontinental Hockey League in Russia this season, going 14-8 with...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

What if the Red Wings traded Steve Yzerman in the mid 90′s?

With the Red Wings on the eve of their 23rd straight playoff appearance (I was going into second grade by the way) you can’t help but be cliché and reminisce about the past seasons leading up to tomorrow’s game against the Boston Bruins. The disappointment in 93, 94, 95 and 96 with playoff losses to Toronto, San Jose, New Jersey (Cup Finals) and Colorado respectively. Finally...
Via The Majors Detroit
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Marc Bergevin’s reaction to the Habs OT goal is unbelievable

The Canadiens won in overtime in Game 1 against the Lightning. The Habs’ GM, Marc Bergevin was really, really happy about it. Poor Steve Yzerman was not:  
Via Bloguin Best
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Marc Bergevin’s reaction to the Habs OT goal is unbelievable

The Canadiens won in overtime in Game 1 against the Lightning. The Habs’ GM, Marc Bergevin was really, really happy about it. Poor Steve Yzerman was not:  
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 16, 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

GM Steve Yzerman Signs Four-Year Contract Extension With Lightning

Martin St. Louis already left town, but his former GM will be sticking around for a while. Tampa Bay Lightning chairman and governor Jeff Vinik announced Monday that the team has signed vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman to a four-year contract extension. The 48-year-old became the sixth general manager in Lightning history in May 2010 when he left the Detroit Red...
Via NESN.com
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning Report: General manager Steve Yzerman inked to a four year contract extension

The Canadian Press and nhl.com have both reported within the last hour that the Tampa Bay Lightning have signed general manager Steve Yzerman to a four year contract extension, and have done so while there was still one more year left on his initial deal.Wikimedia.orgYzerman joined the Lightning following an apprenticeship with the Detroit RedWings after ending his playing career...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
April 07, 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

Regner: As always, Yzerman put his team first

It never even dawned on me that some Red Wings fans would be miffed at Steve Yzerman for not showing up at the ceremony retiring Nicklas Lidstrom's No. 5 last Thursday. But that's the case, and the angry fans were front and center, loud and determined to vent on sports radio, even as late as Monday afternoon. To which I say, get over it. There's no way Yzerman would simply...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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