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Offline cabber24

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Re: Yzerman stepping down in Tampa
« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2018, 02:48:08 PM »
Just heard he's going back to Detroit.

Always admired Detroit's hockey program and the loyalty from its owners, players, and staff. I hope the Leafs are able to replicate this family mentality with Dubas and Shanahan at the helm.

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Re: Yzerman stepping down in Tampa
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Re: Yzerman stepping down in Tampa
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2018, 02:59:32 PM »
My read on the situation is starting to be: Yzerman was in the final year of his contract with Tampa. Teams very rarely go into a season with a GM in that type of contract situation, and will often re-up them prior to the season starting. Tampa ownership went to him and wanted to sign him to an extension. For whatever reason (either he has eyes for Detroit or Seattle, or other personal things) Yzerman said no. So with him not confirmed for 19/20 they decided to promote BriseBois up to avoid any uncertainty in the future.

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Re: Yzerman stepping down in Tampa
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2018, 03:01:48 PM »

I know it's just bad twitter writing but saying he has a family there sure makes it sound like it's one of many.
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Re: Yzerman stepping down in Tampa
« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2018, 03:11:51 PM »

Oh boy I wonder what it is!

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Re: Yzerman stepping down in Tampa
« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2018, 03:42:27 PM »
There had better be a photo of little Stevie sleeping on Red Wings sheets headlining a Player's Tribune 'article' to accompany this press conference.

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Re: Yzerman stepping down in Tampa
« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2018, 03:47:47 PM »

Maybe it's just me but I don't really get the heading to Detroit angle in a professional sense. If that was the idea why not just resign?
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Re: Yzerman stepping down in Tampa
« Reply #21 on: September 11, 2018, 04:23:29 PM »
Yzerman has been commuting to Tampa from Detroit these past 8 years.


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Re: Yzerman stepping down in Tampa
« Reply #22 on: September 11, 2018, 05:10:10 PM »

Maybe it's just me but I don't really get the heading to Detroit angle in a professional sense. If that was the idea why not just resign?

I think he's effectively resigned. 

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Re: Yzerman stepping down in Tampa
« Reply #23 on: September 11, 2018, 08:49:13 PM »
Wow. Totally out of the blue.

Bit weird to do it virtually on eve of camps opening.  Something doesnt smell right.

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Re: Yzerman stepping down in Tampa
« Reply #24 on: September 11, 2018, 09:05:19 PM »
It's actually because he needs to spend time working out so that he can beat Bergevin in an arm wrestling contest.  He already beat him in a trade.  It's the last step to Yzerman's total domination of the NHL.



I mean, Bergevin is jacked.
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Re: Yzerman stepping down in Tampa
« Reply #24 on: September 11, 2018, 09:05:19 PM »