Just some quick things:

  • As per the Detroit Free Press, Ryan Martin (Detroit's capologist) is not taking part in Detroit's meetings anymore indicating that he will no longer be a part of the Wings. No official announcement yet by the Lightning, but I'm sure it will come soon.

In addition to getting Ryan Martin, Steve Yzerman would like to hire Detroit pro scout Pat Verbeek for the Tampa Bay Lightning.

I'll have updates up later if any of these get announced.

Update: Saturday 3pm ET

Cristodero reported yesterday that reports out of Detroit is that the Lightning have hired Pat Verbeek but no official confirmation by the Lightning team yet