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by Paul on 09/23/10 at 09:19 PM ET
from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,
The sunshine and the sea make Tampa a place any free agent would consider. But what of the player who wants to win a Cup?
Yzerman — and his Detroit pedigree — can change all of that in Tampa.
“If we do a good job, treat people properly, we’ll be able to attract good players when we show we’re a good organization. Just because it’s me (in the GM chair)? No,” he said.
Nobody goes to Detroit, because Holland is the GM. Or Pittsburgh for Ray Shero.
They go there because those men have built organizations that can be trusted. Trusted to compete, honour their word, and treat people right.
It will take a while, but assuming Vinik is who Yzerman believes him to be, they’ll be saying those same things about the Tampa Bay Lightning one day.
Likely sooner than you think.
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