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Holland believes Yzerman is ready to be a GM

According to the Sporting News Today, GM Ken Holland believes that former captain Steve Yzerman is ready to be a GM in the NHL.

“He’s probably getting to the point where he’s just about ready to run his own team,” Holland said. “He wanted to come in, spend some time and see how we do it.” …

There also have been some inquiries about assistant general manager Jim Nill. Holland says he has three years left on his contract.

“At some point in time, Jimmy wants to be a general manager,” Holland said. “I don’t think the timing has been right. I think he likes his role here, his responsibility.”

So let's say in three years, Holland and Nill's contracts expire. What do the Wings do?

The loss of either Nill or Holland would be hard to overcome for the team. Nill's involvement in the Wings' fantastic scouting program is the reason the Wings have been able to continually rebuild with low draft picks. However, I can't imagine Steve Yzerman leaving to be a GM at another franchise. So I have no idea how they are going to work that out.

What do you guys think the future holds for Detroit's management positions?