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In Red Wings Land

Lightning architect Steve Yzerman interested in Rangers’ top job | New York Post

Steve Yzerman, likely the hottest pending free agent in hockey, is amenable to being wooed by the Rangers to succeed Glen Sather as team president, multiple sources with knowledge of his thinking have told The Post.

Oh really?

Now wouldn’t that just be a giant kick to the nether regions of all the Red Wings fans out there.

I don’t have any sources with knowledge of his thinking, but I do have a very hard time believing that if Yzerman does decide to take another NHL job that it would be with a franchise that wasn’t Detroit. Plus, wasn’t the entire point of Yzerman stepping down from the Lightning so he could go back home to Michigan and see his family?

I call shenanigans on this story.

NHL Bracket Challenge - Winging It In Motown | NHL.com

The Stanley Cup Playoffs start next week, so head over to NHL.com to join the WIIM league and create a bracket. I’m picking the Sharks and Lightning.

Around the League

Ranking all the Carolina Hurricanes’ ‘Storm Surge’ celebrations | ESPN

Despite being a bunch of jerks, the Hurricanes did a pretty great job with all of these. Maybe it’s recency bias, but I do love the basketball dunk.