TMR afternoon line: Ken Holland on Steve Yzerman

Red Wings GM Ken Holland spoke with the New York Times’ Andrew Knoll regarding Steve Yzerman’s passion for the game as the Tampa Bay Lightning’s general manager:

“Whatever you do in life, part of being successful is passion,” said Red Wings General Manager Ken Holland, who began training Yzerman during his playing career and presided over Yzerman’s three championships as a player before working with him when Detroit won another title in 2008. “It can’t be work. If it’s just a job, your energy level is going to be drained over time. That passion and desire to gather knowledge are what Steve had as a player and he’s also taken into the front office.”


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One thought on “TMR afternoon line: Ken Holland on Steve Yzerman”

  1. Notice the comments on a winning culture. Kenny goes on and on about culture, but ours has become toxic. Whereas Tampa clearly lives it, from the top to bottom. But Kenny is convinced that keeping Abby and Helm and Howard leads to that winning culture…

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