Huge news coming out recently, I am shocked even with activity the way it is in the NHL section that no one posted this.

This is really curious timing for something like this to be coming out, but it seems Yzerman wants to be closer to his family, who didn't uproot themselves from Detroit when he took the job in Tampa Bay.

The news struck like, well, a lightning bolt. Steve Yzerman was stepping down as general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Why? And why now?

Yzerman answered some questions in a news conference Tuesday, when the Lightning announced he will be a senior adviser to the new GM, Julien BriseBois. But he left a big one hanging.

What's next?

"We're going to play this year," Yzerman said. "And after that, I don't know."

The news is shocking for two reasons: Yzerman has unfinished business in Tampa Bay, and the Lightning have the ability to finish it.

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