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Dan Herrejon: Admiring the job done by Steve Yzerman during his Tampa Bay Lightning tenure

As if the the past week in Tampa Bay Lightning history could not get worse, the announcement Friday by the Detroit Red Wings that Steve Yzerman is their new General Manager bookends a terrible week for Tampa.
Talk about your double whammies. First the perturbing first round sweep then losing the man most responsible for putting the current Lightning team together. To a division rival no less.
Sure, this could be taken like a sucker punch to the gut, but let’s make sure we look at the full picture.
Yes, it seems like Yzerman’s leaving is a betrayal to the Lightning but his history is in Detroit...


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