Duff: Yzerman not a fit as a possible Wings GM

Hockeybuzz’s Bob Duff doesn’t believe that Steve Yzerman would fit the bill as the Red Wings’ GM:

Wings fans must ask themselves one question? Would this be the way they would want to remember Yzerman?

The GM can’t pick up the puck in a tie game and score a memorable goal. He can’t be the hero. Only the goat.

Perhaps Wings owners Mike and Marian Ilitch family best expressed the feelings of the Wings faithful as Yzerman left to be GM of the Lightning.

“It’s hard to imagine Steve Yzerman in anything other than the red-and-white Winged Wheel,” the Ilitches said in a statement at the time. “He has been synonymous with the Red Wings and Hockeytown for as long as most of us can remember.”

To run the Wings, Yzerman would risk more than the difference between winning and losing. He’d risk his reputation.

Duff continues

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3 thoughts on “Duff: Yzerman not a fit as a possible Wings GM”

  1. We all take Risks everyday of our lives Mr. Duff. If you are not taking calculated risks, you are not living.

  2. Gosh, only if we have some sort of collection of evidence that Yzerman can succeed in a GM’s position…

    Duff can go suck an egg. Stevie wins.

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