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08:20 AM ET 10.08 | Steve Yzerman admitted recently that he'd entertained coaching as a post-playing career before settling on front office work, which now finds him at the top of the Lightning organization -- even if he'll forever be tied to the Red Wings. [So] how do you separate that now because you are no longer associated with the Wings? "It doesn't come into play doing my job. I was in the [Detroit] organization for a long time, and I will always be associated -- or at least I hope I'll always be associated with -- the organization even though I don't work for them at this time. I learned so much being a player and a part of that group, and a lot of it molded me and my ideas in the game as well."

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October 8, 2012  09:26 AM ET

One of the classiest guys in the NHL....good luck to you Steve whatever you do.

October 8, 2012  09:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

One of the classiest guys in the NHL....good luck to you Steve whatever you do.

I second that emotion.

October 8, 2012  09:29 AM ET

Always be a Wing, he can take over from Holland any time the teams thinks they need a change, Stevie wouldn't be a bad coach either, knows the game inside and out...

October 8, 2012  09:42 AM ET

Stevie, Stevie, Stevie....

October 8, 2012  10:31 AM ET



Home again.

October 8, 2012  10:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

One of the classiest guys in the NHL....good luck to you Steve whatever you do.

I think everyone here would agree with that totally.

October 8, 2012  11:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I think everyone here would agree with that totally.

Yup...the reason young players wear number 19 or 91 can be attributed to both Stevie Y and Joe Sakic.

October 8, 2012  11:42 AM ET
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Yup...the reason young players wear number 19 or 91 can be attributed to both Stevie Y and Joe Sakic.

Fedorov did.

October 8, 2012  11:54 AM ET
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Fedorov did.

Now that made me smile...I was thinking more along the lines of Stamkos, Toews, Tavares, Seguin and Spezza.

October 8, 2012  11:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Home again.

The 2002 Championship video at the end is worth clicking on.

October 8, 2012  01:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

The 2002 Championship video at the end is worth clicking on.

Yep!

 
October 8, 2012  02:14 PM ET

"I was in the [Detroit] organization for a long time, and I will always be associated -- or at least I hope I'll always be associated with -- the organization even though I don't work for them at this time."

Well, Steve, it would help to stay connected if you send us your first round picks once in a while, like Burke does for the Bruins. :-)

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