Steve Yzerman Steps Down As Tampa GM

Surprising news out of Tampa on Tuesday where the Lightning announced that Steve Yzerman will transition from his role as GM of the Bolts to be in an advisory role.

Julien Brisebois will take over as GM.

Yzerman was named the GM of the Lightning on May 25, 2010. The following summer Yzerman hit a home run at the 2011 NHL Draft, selecting Vladislav Namestnikov in the first round, Nikita Kucherov in the second and Ondrej Palat in the seventh. However, only three players drafted by Yzerman and the Lightning since 2014 have appeared in the NHL.

Tampa lost to the Blackhawks in the 2015 Stanley Cup Final.

10 thoughts on “Steve Yzerman Steps Down As Tampa GM

  1. So I guess Kenny Holland is on the hot seat. Maybe he can hire Patrick Roy. Another former player that deserted his team at the last minute. I suppose a coach doing this just before the season is far worse than a GM. GM doing this now, the team is together, and no other moves were going to be made. So I suppose this is the optimum time to say fuck it.

  2. Surprising. Doesnt seem to be a power struggle or anything like that. Maybe it’s just time to move on for him.

  3. Don’t think he was intending to re sign after this season, so a smooth transition could be done now, from what we are hearing anyways.

  4. Somebody, just, said SY was better then Bowman at GM.
    Guess that means that’s that.

    2015 was glorious.
    Especially after people said we wouldn’t win during that season on the blogs.

  5. Hey Mo, Scott Powers saying Crawford was on the ice a few days ago in limited capacity of course and no effects since. Going through physical today and if alls well they will map out a routine to get him back in lineup.

  6. So it sounds like he just hit the ice for the first time in forever to see if his head could take the physical exertion or if he had a recurrence of symptoms.

    I don’t see this playing out very well for Crawford or the Hawks.

  7. Could have been on ice in QC at some point during summer. That no one could see. Cant say for sure.

    Take some wks to get into shape/game shape.

  8. Taking the first step is hell of alot better than not taking it at all. Still got a ways to go true but hoping out plays out best for him is first thing.

  9. No matter what, its good.
    We really do not need Crow to play 60 games in 82 until the 20 season, when it matters/when were deep again going FW for a bunch of yrs.

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