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REPORT: Steve Yzerman a candidate for Philadelphia Flyers GM position

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Take a deep breath, Red Wings fans.

According to a report from Philly.com, Steve Yzerman is a candidate for a general manager position but that position is not with the Detroit Red Wings. Instead, Yzerman is reportedly a candidate to replace the recently fired Ron Hextall as GM of the Philadelphia Flyers.

As I said, take a deep breath, Red Wings fans, though Yzerman may be a candidate to become the next GM in Philly, it does not sound like the Flyers are getting their hopes up.

“I spent some time in Detroit, and I know Yzerman a little bit,” Dave Scott, CEO of the Flyers’ parent company, Comcast Spectacor said. “My sense is he’s pretty committed to someday getting back to Detroit. I think his family is still there. He really put roots down there, and [Red Wings GM] Kenny Holland is getting to a point in his life he’s probably going to do different things someday.”

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Back in September, Yzerman shocked everyone by announcing he was stepping down as GM for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Ever since that moment, speculation emerged that he would eventually take over for current Red Wings GM, Ken Holland.

Yzerman, who is 53, never sold his home in Metro Detroit, even after he left for Tampa Bay. In fact, while he was with the Lightning, his wife, and his three children continued to live in the home.

After being selected by the Red Wings with the fourth overall pick in the 1983 NHL Draft, Yzerman went on to become arguably the greatest Captain ever to lace up his skates. In 22 seasons with the Wings, he scored 692 goals and racked up 1,063 assists while leading the team to three Stanley Cup championships.

Only time will tell, but from the sounds of things, Steve Yzerman is destined to return to the Detroit Red Wings, sooner or later.

 

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SNEAK PEEK: Saturday’s Detroit Free Press front page is all about Steve Yzerman coming home

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On Friday, Steve Yzerman officially returned home to the Detroit Red Wings.

Here is a sneak peek at the front page for Saturday’s Detroit Free Press.

Well done by the Free Press!

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REPORT: Sergei Fedorov could return to Detroit Red Wings

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On Friday, Steve Yzerman officially came home to the Detroit Red Wings.

But could one of his old pals be joining him in the Motor City?

According to 97.1 The Ticket’s Jeff Riger, he heard today that Yzerman might bring former Red Wings’ great Sergei Fedorov into the organization.

Nation, would you like to see Fedorov back in the Red Wings’ organization? Do you think he would consider coming back before his No. 91 is retired?

BREAKING: Steve Yzerman officially introduced as Detroit Red Wings’ GM

97.1 The Ticket’s Mike Valenti interviews Steve Yzerman

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97.1 The Ticket’s Mike Valenti interviews Steve Yzerman

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Detroit Red Wings fans everywhere are celebrating the official news that Steve Yzerman is now the general manager of the Detroit Red Wings.

Take a listen as he joins 97.1 The Ticket’s Mike Valenti to talk about the timing of the hiring and some additional insight.

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Ken Holland the architect of Steve Yzerman’s return

Well, who would have thought that?

According to a report from Sportsnet, it was none other than Ken Holland who was the leading force behind Steve Yzerman’s return to the Red Wings to take over his position, and has been working on it for months.

Of course, it was Ken Holland who declined this move the first time around in 2010. Red Wings ownership allegedly wanted to tap Yzerman as the successor to Holland, who didn’t want to move “upstairs” just quite yet. Yzerman then went to the Tampa Bay Lightning, and for the past nine years, has built them into a powerhouse and yearly contender for the Stanley Cup.

Holland, who has been the team’s GM since 1997, was asked earlier this month on 97.1 The Ticket about remaining with the Red Wings.

“That’s a great question,” Holland said. “I don’t have an answer for you. But I am a proud, proud Red Wing and I love being a Red Wing and I love living in Michigan. We’ve put roots down. I love the fans, I love the people that work for the Red Wings, I love the young players.

“Certainly would be very difficult for me to leave.”

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Tampa Bay Lightning swept in Round 1

Wow!

In perhaps the most shocking playoff result in recent memory, the 62-win Tampa Bay Lightning were swept in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs by the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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