I’ve discussed the Steve Yzerman going to Tampa Bay story here and here. At 3:00 pm today the word will be official…by way of a press conference our beloved Captain will become the new GM of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
In an article published by Ansar Khan, Jim Devallano speaks of Yzerman’s departure as…
He’s been a major part of my life for 27 years. It’s kind of like losing a good friend.
He hasn’t been a part of my life quite as long, but he has been a part of my life ever since I became a Red Wings fan over 15 years ago. I wish him a fond farewell and I hope he does a great job in Tampa Bay. The Red Wings only face the Lightning one time next season, but thanks to NHL Center Ice I may take a peak every now and then to see how our boy is doing.
You can read Lightning fan reaction over at Bolts By The Bay.
PS. ANY Red Wings fan that is pissed at Yzerman for leaving should be banished from Joe Louis Arena.