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Detroit Red Wings Introduce New General Manager Steve Yzerman

In Red Wings Land

Detroit Red Wings announce training camp details; will GM Steve Yzerman play? | Freep

As usual it’ll be held at Traverse City, where the Wings have absconded to for 21 seasons to prepare for the grind of the regular season. Main camp runs Sept. 13-16, highlighted by the Red-White game on Sept. 15, but the younger generation will be there starting Sept. 6 for the annual prospects tournament.

Tickets are on sale at CenterIce.org next Tuesday at 10a ET. It’s still TBD whether Steve Yzerman will play in the Red Wings alumni and celebrity game.

Around the League

Balancing best interests of team, owner makes life difficult on NHL GMs | Yahoo!

A general manager’s job is to ostensibly make the team he’s in charge of better, through high-quality general management. In actuality, very few have the job security to do that to the fullest extent, and are beholden to pressure from ownership to pursue different goals than “realistically compete for the Stanley Cup at some point.”

Thankfully Yzerman has the job security to take his time and rebuild the Wings the right way.