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“Time Will Tell”

from Joe Smith of The Athletic,

What happens after this year? Nobody knows. Yzerman insists he hasn’t thought that far, and he hasn’t given any reason to not take him at his word. It doesn’t make sense for Yzerman to usurp or undermine Holland, his former boss and mentor, to take the Red Wings GM job right away; Holland recently signed a two-year contract.

But those close to Yzerman haven’t ruled out an eventual return to the Red Wings organization in some capacity.

“I don’t want to be the one that starts the big storm coming, but I could see it,” Nill said. “I think he’ll sit back and analyze things and see where things are at. At his age, maybe he’ll get the fire back he needs to get back in. Maybe he needs to get recharged for a year or two.

“Right now, I don’t think it’s anything to talk about. Time will tell.”

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Primis's avatar

“At his age, maybe he’ll get the fire back he needs to get back in. Maybe he needs to get recharged for a year or two.”

Wow.

This is the first time I’ve seen this specific talk about Yzerman.  Say what you will about Nill, but I don’t think he’d just throw that around lightly about a fellow GM he’s on good terms with.

If Nill is saying that, then the problem and reason Yzerman left is because he’s just not feeling the desire and hunger anymore.  And that has nothing to do with returning to Detroit to GM there, or anything else.

As a GM, Nill is a little suspect, but as a person I don’t question his integrity at all.  If Nill is saying Yzerman doesn’t have the fire and hunger to still be a GM, I wouldn’t hold your breaths…

Posted by Primis on 09/13/18 at 09:22 AM ET

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This is the first time I’ve seen this specific talk about Yzerman.

Wow, Jesus, you really went all in on a quote from someone who doesn’t claim to have even one iota of inside information.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 09/13/18 at 12:05 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Reading way too much into it primis.

Posted by RWBill on 09/13/18 at 07:02 PM ET

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