Just a quick question before tonight’s game:
What has Steve Yzerman done in Tampa to deserve all the accolades he has been receiving?
Did he draft Stamkos or Hedman?
Did he sign St. Louis?
Did he acquire Downie?
Outside of Dwayne Roloson, what player added by Yzerman is making a positive impact? Sure as hell isn’t Dan Ellis or Simone Gagne.
Don’t get me wrong, I like Yzerman, I just don’t think he is this great GM he is being portrayed as. He stepped into a very talented lineup with a well stocked cupboard and added some lemons.
He seems to have hired a good coach, but the success of a GM goes beyond hiring a coach. Thoughts that Yzerman could be GM of the year baffle me, this guy has done nothing to deserve this yet.