Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 09/25/06 at 12:22 PM ET
Steve Yzerman, captain for the Red Wings for 20 seasons before retiring in July, was named a team vice president Monday. Yzerman is expected to work with senior vice president Jim Devellano, general manager Ken Holland and assistant general manager Jim Nill on all aspects of the organization.added 3:40pm, via Mlive,
“Initially, it’s going to be almost an education in how the business works and the management side of running a team works,'' Yzerman said. "What I’ll be doing is spending time with Kenny (general manager Holland) and (assistant GM) Jim Nill and Jimmy D (senior VP Devellano) in the hockey department and observing how they operate, whether it be contract negotiations or player analysis, just sitting in, listening in and watching. I think I have some freedom as far as the business side of the organization, spend some time with them as well.’’
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