Detroit Fans: «In Yzerman we trust!»

Published August 26, 2021 at 10:12

The Tampa Bay Lightning recently won their second straight Stanley Cup, and Detroit Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman helped put together their championship teams.

Yzerman became Lightning GM in 2010 and helped the team become a perennial contender. The Lightning drafted Nikita Kucherov and Ondrej Palat, as well as undrafted gems Tyler Johnson and Yanni Gourde.

Tampa's success comes within the Steve Yzerman Era.

Check out what some fans had to say, as well as author Dom Luszczyszyn:

«It's a work in progress. Yzerman has proven over time how great he is at his job but until he attempts to enter the competitive stage we won't know the full extent of the potential for the organization. At the rebuild stage, it's hard to argue with what he has done.»

«I trust Yzerman won't sign bad long-term contracts. The biggest question is whether his high draft picks will hit.»

«I haven't had this confidence in the Red Wings management since Scotty Bowman was in town.»

"People know this team is still terrible, right?

Kidding aside, there is a lot of deserved belief in the Yzerplan which has been careful, slow and methodical with no immediate rush or hurry to take the next step. That's fine, this team is far from ready and that patient approach has been extremely beloved by Red Wings fans. There is hope here that the man in charge can take the team back to where it needs to go with incredible faith in Steve Yzerman's ability to make trades, signings, draft, develop and navigate the cap. The vision is crystal clear and the future looks bright.

Where this is warranted disagreement is in the first category, which is roster building. Yzerman and friends have done the easy part so far — actually building a roster is where things get difficult. I can see why there's a difference as it comes to the philosophy of what this survey even tries to answer. The public may not be confident in the team's roster building because the roster itself is still currently in its flaming wreckage state. But with how good everything else is going, it's also completely fair for fans to have complete unwavering faith in management that the roster building part of the process will go just as smoothly as everything else. It's the team doing things from the ground up and fans appreciating that even if there are no tangible results yet." - Luszczyszyn

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Detroit Fans: «In Yzerman we trust!»

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