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What's Next For Steve Yzerman?

09/11/2018 at 8:54pm EDT

from Nicholas J. Cotsonika of NHL.com,

"We're going to play this year," Yzerman said. "And after that, I don't know."

The news is shocking for two reasons: Yzerman has unfinished business in Tampa Bay, and the Lightning have the ability to finish it.

Since Yzerman became GM in 2010, the Lightning have made the Eastern Conference Final four times, including three times in the past four years. Each time they lost, they lost in a Game 7. They made the Stanley Cup Final in 2015.

"I'm proud of what we were able to build," Yzerman said. "I'm disappointed we haven't won a Stanley Cup yet."

The Lightning are among the favorites this season and in position to contend for years. They can win it. And Yzerman, the competitor Kid Rock sang was "in it to win it," is giving up the GM job?

If he wants to be a GM again, where else is he going to have a better chance to win the Cup? Would he really rather start over with a rebuild?

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