It will be confirmed during a 3PM press conference, but the Tampa Bay Lightning will announce their newest general manager as Steve Yzerman today. Yzerman will replace Brian Lawton who was fired last month. Yzerman worked for four seasons as Vice President and Alternate Governor for the Detroit Red Wings after retiring as a player in 2006.
Recently, Yzerman helped build Canada’s 2010 Olympic Gold Medal winning team. Bringing this type of hockey mind to the city of Tampa Bay is great for a market on its way back up. Yzerman brings plenty of leadership and class to a club in need of direction.
Congratulations to Yzerman and the Lightning and good luck to their franchise moving forward.
Micheal A. Aldred