Steve Yzerman now with Lightning

For the first time since 1983, someone other than the Detroit Red Wings will be giving Steve Yzerman his paychecks. 

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed the retired Red Wing as their newest General Manager. 

Yzerman has never held that position in the NHL – although he was GM of the gold medal winning Canadien National Team at the Olympics. 

While he has never been a General Manager, the Lighnting owners have to think that with reputation around the league, it might be easier to lure talented free agents to the Sunrise State in order to make the team more competitive. 

First Order of business? Retiring his number in Tampa Bay to really make his mark on the team?

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